I Helped a Homeless Man

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    On a Cold Night...

    I was just finishing grocery shopping, and i was loading my car and a man came up and very shyly told me he was trying to gather a little bit of money to buy himself dinner, and could he have my cart loonie (that's a dollar for my non canadian friends :] ) I hesitated for a...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2007

    The Man Under The Bridge

    Many time's my wife and I would see this older with his few belonging's sleeping under the bridge of the hiway in our town. It was fall and starting to get cold at night and our heart went out to him. We were in town one day and decided to stop at waffle houst to grab a bite...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2010

    If We Try We Can Succeed

    Everyday this  older man would walk the streets and try to talk to the children he would meet.  The mothers woujld watch him as if they were afraid he would harm the children  in someway. There were many nights he would spend in the jail house-  to which he...
    mossbank4979 mossbank4979
    56-60
    May 31, 2009

    Get a Photo Id Without a Photo Id

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1078213/how_to_replace_your_photo_id_without.html How do you replace identification documents without ID? I called the SSA about this catch-22 to help a 36 year-old man without an identity.   The SSA phone representative...
    ptosis ptosis
    46-50
    1 Response Oct 5, 2008

    Gordon, Hopelessly Homeless

    It started in the library at my college. I was researching the structure of elephants on the computer for an art project I was doing and I heard a faint "excuse me." I looked over to see a man, who reminded me very much of Bill Cosby (although, later I would find out...
    ladyxofxshalott ladyxofxshalott
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    Lunch

    I used to bring lunch to a man who stayed near to where I worked in my very early twenties.  I brought him lunch every day until I quit that job...he always called me his brown eyed girl.
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2007
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