Many homeless people rely on the kindness of strangers to survive. We often forget that although these people are homeless now, they might have once been someone truly respectable and praise-worthy, not unlike any one of us. Some might even truly have been heroes, fallen from grace after unforeseen circumstances.
Meet Max. He’s a homeless man introduced in this viral video who gets a helping hand from a kind stranger, but that was before he broke down into tears and revealed who he is.
One good samaritan took Max to a nearby Hardee’s to get him a meal
He promised to meet Max on the same corner ever day to get him something to eat
Then he gave him some good advice
And Max broke down into tears saying nobody has ever been so kind to him
We then find out that Max is a veteran, and his new friend makes clear that what he is doing is just a small token of gratitude for his past sacrifices. On a somber note, Max then says that there are many others like him who are also living on the streets.
According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, while it is impossible to tell the exact numbers of homeless veterans, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that around 39,471 veterans are homeless in a given night in the United States alone.
As explained by the NCHV, in addition to the factors that contribute to all homelessness, veterans can be at a disadvantage as they can often endure post-traumatic stress disorder, and their training and work may not be transferable for employment in the outside world.
While it is wonderful to see Max make a new friend it is also important to remember that there are many other men and women who served our country living out on the streets in our neighborhoods.
Homeless man left in tears after good samaritan's act 💕Credit: storyful
Posted by NTD Television on Saturday, July 1, 2017