An estimate in January suggested that there were almost 50,000 homeless veterans across the U.S.–almost enough to sell out an NFL football stadium. The sacrifice, which is unthinkable to privileged assholes like myself, should garner guaranteed basic living resources for all those willing to make it. The bare essentials for a person who thanklessly fights for our liberties seems like a no-brainer, but far too many are casted out to the fringes of our society. Like we can’t be bothered.
And while Virginia made a push to house almost 1,500 veterans since October by streamlining resources to public housing groups and local utility companies in an initiative to end chronic veteran homelessness, we can all do our part on a micro level by treating these ex-soldiers with dignity and compassion.
Like this dude. Who posted a YouTube video of him hooking up a homeless veteran who approached him every day.
Per the YouTube summary:
Today I met this homeless war veteran on the gas station. He approached me and asked me for change. I said what do you need the change for ?? He said he hasn’t eaten since yesterday. So I told him to hop in the car and let me buy you food. Take a look at the video. The idea behind this video is not every homeless person
Asks for money to buy drugs and also to raise awareness for our homeless veterans.
Check out the video below, but be mindful that it may make the room dusty.
“Nobody’s showed me this kindness is a while.” GULP.
[h/t Total Frat Move]