Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fleming makes Starbucks a Village

This article is about a homeless man named Fleming who brightened many peoples' lives with just a smile and a compliment. He died and the Starbucks, which many believed that he called home, made a shrine for him in the purple chair where he sat every day. The people who placed items on the shrine talked about how much they meant to them and also how much they wished that they had appreciated him more while he was around.

The information in this article entails to journalism through the human aspect. This is a feel good article that makes people think. Even though many of the readers are not in the proximity of this Starbucks or even the story itself, the readers can really connect with this man and love him without knowing him. I loved this article so much.

My question is, what is the messege of this article? Is there a moral?