Most members of the human race have reached the point where we no longer react when we encounter a homeless person on the street.
The number of people going without basic essentials is in the thousands, and it is increasing. In the United States, it is so frequent that many people don’t even notice when someone is in need of assistance.
A bystander who saw a homeless man on the street was so horrified by his condition that he felt forced to take a photo. He published it online, not realizing the reaction it would elicit.
He noticed the homeless man in Indianapolis who was waiting outside a flea market for whatever reason.
I had to give this unfortunate person some money, he wrote online. I NEVER give money to panhandlers, and this guy had ribs that were protruding from his back.
The charitable bystander could not help himself, even though it is recommended that we donate to homeless charity rather than to individuals on the street.
Then, he posted a picture of the man on social media to inspire additional people to visit the location where he was sitting and donate, which several people did.
Many individuals who were deeply concerned about this homeless man shared the picture.
I feel so terrible to my stomach right now, said my brother.
Danny, who had not seen his brother Johnny in a while, received the post and recognized his missing sibling. The condition his sibling was in shocked him.
“I’m so sick to my stomach right now. I can’t function to know someone is living this way and looks this bad.” Danny explained.
He was able to track down his brother Johnny, who had been reunited with his family, with the aid of social media. He initially resisted assistance, but over time, he came to understand what was best for him, according to assistant Amy Renae Smith.
“He had two meals, a hit [sic] shower, a pair of clean clothes, a room to himself with quiet, a king size bed, tv w/ cable, fridge, a microwave, Pepsi, & leftovers. He is safe, and resting,” wrote Amy, according to RTV6.
Maybe Danny wouldn’t have found his brother and helped him if his image hadn’t been posted on social media.
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