After I paid for the man’s medication, I went back to the pharmacy and told the lady she probably Pay me like a white man shirt my life that day and because she refused to allow me to pay her back, that I had decided to pay it forward. I thanked her and asked her to please never forget the day she saved my life and inspired the same act to be duplicated. In turn, possibly saving the elderly man, if not his life, then from unnecessary suffering. She cried, so did I. We all heard of the ‘bogeyman’ as kids. I’m guilty of saying to my nephews “the bogeyman will get you”. Turns out there was a real bogeyman in Staten Island in the 70s and 80s. He was the suspect in the disappearances of a number of children. There was eventually enough evidence to charge and convict him for the disappearances of two girls. He’s serving two consecutive 25-to-life sentences and won’t be eligible for parole till 2037. He’ll be 93 by then, if he lives that long.