Here you have the young boy trying to steal the old woman's purse for 10 dollar shoes that he couldn't afford so he stole to get what he needed
The boy trips because the purse is to heavy for him to hold
She tells the boy to go and wash his face to get ready for dinner when he seen that she left the purse on the bed with no hesitaion
as the lady continues to cook the food the boy keeps washing his face because he doesnt know what else to do
The woman doesn't do anything to him because she realizes that he looks homeless so she feeds him and lets him wash his face to look presentable for their dinner
After they had dinner and they boy washes his face up he than leaves after she gave him the 10 dollars. most likely feeling guilty that he stole her purse and that she did a good thing by taking him in and giving him the 10 dollars.