The Penny Story

‘A penny for your thoughts,’ he said.
‘Did you know pennies are walked on, walked over, forgotten, worthless? Are my thoughts worthless?’
He hadn’t meant that at all but he knew when not to argue.
‘Did you also know there are 27 million victims of human trafficking who are walked on, walked over, forgotten…used for someone’s convenience?’
He was shocked into silence.
‘It’s called The Penny Story.’ She showed him her bracelet.
‘The penny is worn symbolizing the movement to abolish slavery today…a reminder, every human matters.’
‘I like that,’ he said, ‘I like that a lot.’

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