An Invisible Thread
The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
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An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.
When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be.
An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.
From Publishers Weekly
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I caught the tail end of Maurice and Laurie's story on Rachel and immediately purchased their book. I read it in 2 days! What a great story about the human heart. If only everyone could be like Laurie and Maurice...what a world it would be. Thank you for sharing your story.
I read the book in less than 24 hours because I was inspired by the story. This should be a movie. I also loved reading my first book on my IPad. I suggest you read this story of two people who were destined to meet.
I couldn't put my iPad down. It was a great story and so well written I was able to read it in a weekend. Was truly touched with Maurice's observation of Laurie's brother-in-law and how he lovingly comforted his crying daughter instead of what Maurice thought was going to happen based on his life experience- that someone was going to get hit and how he learned from that and applied it to his life.
Thanks for sharing your story with me.