She smiled at a sorrowful stranger,
The smile seemed to make him feel
He remembered the past kindness
of a friend
And wrote him a kind thank-you
The friend was so pleased with the
That he left a large tip after
The waitress, surprised by the
size of the tip,
Bet the whole thing on a hunch.
The next day she picked up her winnings
And gave part to a man on the street.
The man on the street was so grateful;
For two days he'd had nothing to
After he finished his dinner,
He left for his small dingy room.
He didn't know at that moment
That he might soon be facing his
On the way home he picked up a puppy
And took him home to get warm.
The puppy was so very grateful
To be inside and out of the storm.
That night the house caught on fire.
The puppy barked out the alarm.
He barked 'til he woke the whole
And saved everybody from harm.
One of the boys that he rescued
Grew up to be President.
All this because of a small, simple
That hadn't cost a cent.