A university student walks toward her car after an exhausting camp. As she gets in, a grubby little boy knocks on her door and plasters a written plea for alms. She is startled, hesitates and unzips her bag to pull out coins.
On the backseat, her mother calls out sharply for her to stop what she is doing. Her mother claims that if the student brings money out now, the boy will hound her whenever she passes by. The university student is confused. She looks at the boy helplessly. Her mother presses upon her with a stern voice to close her wallet and orders the driver to start the car.
The student hesitates but gets a few coins from her wallet and begins to slide down the car window. Her mother’s voice rises and the daughter’s hands freeze. The car drives away with the little boy watching it leave. The daughter watches the little boy and wonders how many other mothers make the hard decision of protecting their children from being harassed by seemingly harmless children in need. The daughter wonders if she’ll ever be able to make her own decisions because she knows it’s a sin to go against what she feels is right. No matter what her hero says.