That night, Sue quarreled with her mother, then stormed out of the house. While enroute, she remembered that she did not have any money in her pocket, she did not even have enough coins to make a phone call home.
The seller saw her standing before the counter and asked, “Hey little girl, you want to eat a bowl?” “But I do not carry money,” she shyly replied. “Okay, I’ll treat you,” the seller said, adding, “ Come in, I will cook you a bowl.”
A few minutes later the owner brought her a steaming bowl of noodles. After eating some portions, Sue cried.
“What is it?” He asked. “Nothing. I am just touched by your kindness,” Sue said, as she wiped her tears. “Even a stranger on the street gives me a bowl of noodles, and my mother, after a quarrel, chased me out of the house. She is cruel!” Sue said.
The seller sighed, “Girl, why did you think so? Think again. I only gave you a bowl of noodles and you felt that way. Your mother had raised you since you were little, why were you not grateful and disobeyed your mom?”
Sue was really surprised after hearing that. “Why did I not think of that? A bowl of noodles from a stranger made me feel indebted, and my mother has raised me since I was little and I have never felt so, even a little.”
On the way home, Sue thought in her head what she would say to her mother when she arrived home. “Mom, I’m sorry. I know it is my fault, please forgive me.”
Once up the steps, Sue saw her mother worried and tired of looking for her everywhere. Upon seeing Sue, her mother gently said, “Sue, come inside honey. You are probably very hungry? I cooked rice and prepared the meal already, come eat while it is still hot.”
Unable to control herself any longer, Sue cried in her mother’s hands.