This shows Cliffe is being really helpful because he is giving a homeless man his food, since he is hungry. As people say, sharing is caring and it is never bad to give something to someone when they need you to. Even in a place like the South Bronx there are sweet people who will share their belongs with homeless people, who can’t afford to buy anything.
To sum it up, Kozol is saying that there is continually something sweet, even in the most hopeless spots, “There are children in the poorest , most abandoned places...cheerful anyway.” (p.4, l.19-23). This tells that in the South Bronx there are many children who are needy, deserted, in spite of the torments and toxins that the world has pumped into their lives, but when you meet them for the first ever time, they are delighted anyhow! Jonathan Kozol’s message from the story “Amazing Grace” is that there always something sweet, even in the most miserable