She Took a Hungry Child to Lunch and Made a Lifelong Friend
Thirty years ago, Maurice Mazyck, then 11 years old, was homeless and hungry. He asked a woman passing by for change, adding “I’m hungry.” It was those words that spurred the woman, Laura Schroff, to not only stopping but inviting Maurice to join her for lunch. This was the start of a weekly ritual of sharing a meal—and the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Maurice says that Laura changed his life, and she says the same about him.