HOMELESS PEOPLE ASKED TO SHARE A FACT ABOUT THEMSELVES: THEIR RESPONSES MIGHT SURPRISE YOU

Source: Collective-Evolution / Mark Denicola

When you encounter a homeless person on the street, how do you normally react?

Do you pass by them as quickly as possible hoping to avoid any form of engagement? Or do you give a half-hearted smile while stating how and why you are unable to assist them?

Back in October of 2014, I and several other members of the CE team hit the streets of downtown Toronto to hand out lunches to some of those in need. As part of the initiative, we also sat down with a number of them to get a feel for their experience and to identify if there were any ways for us all to better assist them in getting back on their feet.

To our surprise, it wasn’t food, clothing, or shelter that they needed most; it was genuine human interaction. We need to remember that these individuals are human beings just like us, and they deserve the same level of respect that we ourselves have become accustomed to receiving.

The wonderful people behind Rethink Homelessness have put together an eye-opening video that restores humanity to some the world’s less fortunate. They took to the streets of Orlando and asked members of the homeless population to share one fact about themselves that no one would guess by looking at them.

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