This Video Of A Homeless Man Celebrating After Landing A Job Will Make Every Hair On Your Body Stand Up

As Andy Dufresne told his friend Red after escaping from Shawshank, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Granted, he probably should have addressed that letter to Brooks, who hung himself in his hotel room, but hey, no one really saw that coming.

Regardless, hearing stories of hope always lift my spirits and remind me that personal victories, of any kind, are reminders that we all should be doing whatever we can to be the best versions of ourselves.

And this CCTV video showing a homeless man from England pumping his fists in pride and celebration after landing a job that will presumably take him off the streets is the kind of shit that makes my vision blurry.

According to Birmingham Mail,

The unnamed man had been on a week’s work trial but managed to impress bosses despite having “literally nothing” to his name.

He has been staying at a homeless shelter and getting food from a church – but still shares small treats with his colleagues.

Aaron Doyle, who works at RPL, posted the heartwarming footage on Facebook – moving his new workmate’s friends to tears.

Aaron’s Facebook post has amassed close to 40,000 likes and thousands of shares.

Aaron wrote: “This week we have had a new lad start at work being given a trial to see how he gets on and if he made a good impression would be given a permanent position.

“He is currently staying at a homeless shelter in Wolverhampton has literally nothing and wants to get back on his feet etc.

“This isn’t the best part. He gets given food from the church everyday and brings it to work.

“Take into account he doesn’t know where his next meal is coming and probably doesn’t eat the best.

“Every single morning he offers me a chocolate bar or some of his coffee and milk. Might seem like nothing to most but this guy has really won me over.

“But the best part of the story today he’s been paid his first weeks wages and told he’s got a permanent job. The reaction as he left was priceless.”

I feel fucking great right now.

[h/t Birmingham Mail]

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.