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The Lonely Homeless Man



September 23, 2015 13:07 EDT

What happens when you sit down to talk to a homeless man?

We pass by them every day: the downtrodden, destitute men and women, holding all their earthly possessions in a few dirty bags, a shopping trolley, a cardboard box for a home. As we rush to work, to dinner, to a date, we walk past quickly, ignoring the quiet pleas for spare change or food.

Many withhold charity based on the idea that “they’ll only spend it on drugs.” Yet often haunted by mental illness and misfortune most of us cannot even imagine, the homeless are faced with choices we hope to never make in our lives.

What happens when you stop to talk to a person striving to survive on the street? In this moving video, we are showed that it is not our money that a homeless man wants.

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