Foreword / by Valerie Salembier -- Introduction -- Spare change -- The first day -- One good break -- The birthday present -- The baseball glove -- Is that it? -- A mother's song -- A father's legacy -- The brown paper bag -- The big table -- The missed appointment -- Outside looking in -- Bittersweet miracle -- A simple recipe -- The new bicycle -- The winter coat -- The dark forest -- One last test -- The greatest gift -- Epilogue: Love, Maurice.
He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But something made her turn around and go back. They met nearly every week for years, and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.