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Young Strangers Give a Homeless Man a Makeover - Faith in Humanity Restored!

Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, ethics, GoodNews, humans, society, usa )

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This is one type of extreme makeover we bet you haven't seen before; a group of young strangers find a homeless man standing in the road... and give him the makeover of his life. A bath, a hotel room and a good meal - just watch!

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Frans Badenhorst (582)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 1:35 am
albeit VERY rare - love does exist on this earth - thanks for brightening my day Carol...

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 2:45 am
You are very welcome Frans! It sure feels good to see these kinds of actions don't it!?

Roger S (14)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:06 am
Nice, though it does seem a bit like they made him 'dance for his supper.' But what I wonder most is, what then? Sure, he got fed, clothed, cleaned up and a room to stay in for two nights, but he is still homeless and jobless. Where is he now? Back on the street, bumming for money to eat? Did this 'good deed' really change anything for him?

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 10:15 am
Well Roger...What I see is foremost the generosity and care and love for another human being in spite of his down fall that a couple of young Americans did for the less fortunate. That alone should inspire anyone who watches this to feel good in their heart that we as a nation STILL has the love for a fellow human being in spite of the racism, hatred and division that some people promote heavily in this country!! It means that not everyone are hate mongers or division mongers or selfish mongers.

It makes me wonder WHY you would reply with such a negative reply with the appearance that you got NOTHING out of this story except doom and gloom which is pretty much what you get out of most stories I add on. You are a pessimist! Not an optimist but a pessimist! I always find people like that are very unhappy inside!! I have seen that first hand my entire life so I know what it look like and what it sounds like!

Do you have any inkling of an idea of the motivation this man has received from what they did for him!?!? This act of kindness could probably inspired this man to go into turbo action and DO something with his life!! It can be the one thing he needed to reassure himself that he IS worth something and he IS important and he CAN give something back to society no matter what it is!! So YES...I DO think this act of kindness DID in fact do MORE for him than anyone could imagine! it would be very interesting to see what becomes of this man in another year or two to see IF in fact this did help him get his bearings! In the mean time Roger..maybe you can work on your optimism!!

Roger S (14)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 6:32 pm
Generosity, care and love does not need to be recorded. True charity does not need recognition. Matthew 6 "1 Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
"2 Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
I didn't get "doom and gloom" out of the story (though that IS what most of the stories you post have), but I DO have questions. Did we find out anything from this video about why he was on the streets, homeless and jobless? No. Wouldn't that have been worth knowing, so maybe they could help him long-term rather than short-term? Yes, it would be interesting to see what became of this man in a year or two, but we don't even know what happened to him the next day. It isn't pessimism to wonder about these things. It is rather naive not to.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:49 am
Roger...I never said it did!! You replied TO the story with doom and gloom! And if you think most of my stories are doom and gloom that is your opinion stories are fact filled stories that you do not want to agree with is all!

As far as why he was on the streets of course that would be worthy of knowing but that was not what the story was was simply going out in the streets and taking a homeless person and treating him well for a change. Just to do something nice for them which does not mean they had to get his life's story as to why he was on the street. that could be a whole NEW story just going around asking street people why they ended up ON the street!

And my guess is they did not have the financial capabilities to help the man long term..this was just a short term goodness of the heart treat for him.

I didn't say it was pessimism to worry about these things. The pessimism part came in where you said what happens after all of this good that he gets...why think of it like that!? Why not think of it as 'this has got to help that man find some self esteem in himself' and it can't help but make him feel better about himself...those are positives...that's the difference. That's all I was saying. I guess we have enough negatives in this world/country today I truly do prefer to try and stay as positive about things as possible!

Roger S (14)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 9:50 am
This reminds me of the old story that goes something like this: "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and he can eat for a lifetime." They gave him a fish, which changed nothing. I also reiterate my concerns about them having filmed this. It became more about "look what we did" than about actually helping someone.

Jason R (67)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:09 pm
PR...Sounds like what republicans would do.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:22 pm
Well Roger..That's YOUR take off of it! I don't feel the same way!
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