One day in San Diego, California, Johnny was looking at his plate full of badly cooked vegetables when his mother yelled, "Johnny, how many times do I have to tell you? Clean your plate or you won't get any desserts!"

"But mooooom, they look terrible!" Johnny cried.

"You're not leaving until you finish young man!"

As hours went by, neither budged until...

"Johnny, I know you don't want to eat it but can you at least finish it for me?" said his mother.

Johnny stares glumly at the plateful of unappetizing contents when his mother decides to pull out the ace from her sleeve.

"Johnny, there are starving children in Africa who would love to have what you're having right now, in fact some are younger than you and they're starving because they never had enough to eat..."

Johnny then turned toward his mother and said, "Really?"

His mother nodded and continues, "You're fortunate to have something on a plate in front of you everyday, those children would have been happy to have them."

Feeling guilty, Johnny decides to eat the food.

A day later, Johnny came down with a serious case of food poisoning and died few days later.