We’ve all heard the saying “the grass is always greener on the other side.” That can be true for people at any stage in their lives, but it takes on a special meaning for people who are living in particularly unfortunate circumstances.

That was the case for the homeless boy in this video who just wanted a better pair of shoes. But he soon learned a terrible lesson in the dangers of envying others…

As devastating as this story may be, it teaches a valuable lesson in the importance of appreciating what you have. In a society that places so much value in material possessions, that is a message that we can all take to heart.

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