When Josh Paler Lin approached a homeless man on the street to give him $100 he wanted to see how the man would spend the money. Josh explained that he thought the guy would waste it away on alcohol instead of food and other necessities and that the video he set out to make was originally planned to expose homeless people. After following the man he ended up capturing a caring and genuine moment that was completely unexpected in the best way possible.
The man went into a convenience store, the type of mart that sells food and alcohol, and came out with a large bag filled with stuff. He walked several blocks over to a park and started handing out food and provisions to other people in need. The man shocked and proved Josh wrong by spending the money to unselfishly help others who are in just as much need as himself. After witnessing the touching sight Josh went over to the man again and told him that he’d been recording and following him ever since he handed him the money to see what he’d do with it. He admitted he thought he’d spent it on booze and says he is so impressed that he wants to give him another $100. The man is so grateful and humble and tells his story about how he became homeless.
He had been living with his parents when his stepfather was diagnosed with cancer. The bills were adding up, and insurance covered only so much, so he quit his job to help care for them. Soon his dad passed away and then his mom passed just two weeks later. The building they’d been living in was being sold and now he was out on his luck living on the streets. He went on to explain how there are a lot of good people who are homeless not because of drink or drug addiction but because of life circumstances that are beyond their control. The video is positively eye opening and further proof that you should never judge people based on how they look or appear to you, but rather on how they act.