Homeless men, women and children face the humiliation and stigma of being called drug addicts and criminals. Yet, so many of the homeless in the United States are veterans, single mothers who have lost their jobs, or simply folk who have fallen onto a string of bad luck. One of the harshest realities the homeless face isn’t the absence of food or shelter — it’s being invisible. How often do you walk by a man or woman with a cardboard sign on the street and don’t think twice? We’ve all done it, perhaps it’s a sign of the times, or maybe we just need to start seeing the homeless differently.
In the video below, a group of homeless folk are invited for a surprise… and for one day, the invisible people felt like they were finally being seen and you can see the impact it makes on them.
One veteran’s kind words that summed up the homeless’ heartbreaking truth. “Somebody cares. I’m a Vietnam vet, honorable discharge, and uh…” he says breaking down. “I’m not used to any affection.” It’s hard to believe that someone who served could be left out in the cold, but it happens every day.
For everyone 1,000 views, the video creators Prank It FWD will donate $1 to DoSomething.org. That means for every 1 million views, they’ll give $1,000 to help the less fortunate!
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