poster girl for Pepsi
Today was our movie day at the House of Joy orphanage. We got there just before 9:00am armed with a DVD player, a projector, cartons of canned drinks and chocolates.
The kids "ooh-ed" and "aah-ed" at Spiderman's antics and it was great. They were enjoying the treat. But nothing prepared me for what happened next.
Most of the kids enjoyed the movie but I would never have guess which scene drew the most response from this crowd. It was the scene when they all sat down for thanksgiving - Peter, Mary Jane, Harry and Norman Osborn and then Aunt May brought out the turkey. All the kids melted at the sight of that turkey. Never mind the amazing special effects. Never mind the choreographed fights. It was a turkey that drew the most response.
It broke my heart.
Sometimes I forget how bad these kids have it. To be without their parents. To never have a mother's love or a father's guidance. And to never have the luxuries that some of us take for granted. Like a turkey meal. Or a box of chocolate. Or even a Pepsi.
Some of the kids didn't even open their drink can. Instead they saved it to savour it on their own time.
A Pepsi is never gonna taste the same to me ever again.