Why He Was There
Chauncy arrived at Kroger and hoped to find someone who might let him work for some food. He didn’t want to just ask for their spare change. That’s why he asked for sympathy from Matt because he also had just an hour to do this to ensure that he caught the last bus to his house.
It was clear that Chauncy looked underweight. In fact, he appeared broken, ashamed, and hungry. Chauncy told Matt that he could do anything to get something to eat, and offered to carry the groceries Matt bought to his vehicle for some doughnuts.