A family of five, living well below the poverty line in Toronto, are hit with the devastating news that mom has breast cancer. Faith and love help them survive the year of chemotherapy and surgery, but life has been hard. As mom’s birthday approaches the children beg for dinner in a restaurant to celebrate; but dad can’t even find enough food for tomorrow’s school lunches. A restaurant owner steps in and offers a free celebratory dinner for the family because he knows that it takes more than grocery store gift cards to feed the soul. “It was such a small thing for me,” he says, “and it meant so much to them.” Do you have a “small thing” to share?

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