Ran into family friend at the perfect time in new city

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I had moved to New York City. A couple of months before. Things were not going well financially and I didn’t know if was going to be able to cut it. I had just paid my rent and I had $3 to my name and no food in my apartment. Figured I would eat a candy bar for dinner. I was leaving work and heading to the train near Times Square looking at my phone and I almost literally walk into my fathers lifelong friend who was visiting from over 4 hours away. He invited me to dinner and treated me to a burger fries and beer. And gave me $40 for food until my next paycheck. I often wonder how I would have fared if it wasn’t for this opportune coincidence.
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Date submitted:Wed, 18 Aug 2021 22:16:02 +0000Coincidence ID:11596