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"YOU DID NEED HELP."

A man went to a convention where George Washington Carver was going to be speaking and giving presentations. When he arrived at the hotel, he saw a black man standing there and said, "Here, boy, help me carry my bags."

On the elevator the man bragged about his accomplishments in science, while George Washington Carver stood there holding his bags. In the room the man handed Carver some money for a tip.

"I don't want it." Carver said.

"Why?"

"Because I don't need it."

"By the way," the man said," I never got your name."

"I'm George Washington Carver."

The man terribly embarrassed and taken back, replied, "I didn't realize who you were. One of the reasons I came to this conference was to meet you and listen to your speech. Why did you help me?"

"Well, sir," Carver replied, "You did need help."

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