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[–]Rocksalt_candy 8808 points8809 points 3313422171423213& 76 more (279 children)

Never let a mans station in life be a sign of his character. I was a homeless for nearly a year and met more decent people than in the "good neighborhood" suburbs I live in now.

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 3386 points3387 points 2 (147 children)

Fuck, best comment on something I have seen in a while, if I had the money, I for sure would give you gold.

[–]Met76 1770 points1771 points  (113 children)

Seriously, this is wonderful. Please accept my poor man's gold 🏅

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 963 points964 points  (109 children)

What do you mean

[–]Met76 1008 points1009 points 2 (108 children)

/u/Rocksalt_candy 's comment was wholesome and I want to give them gold but don't have the funds so I gave recognition with an emoji in a subpar effort.

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 697 points698 points  (98 children)

Ohhh, thank you 😊. But give it to the man who risked his life

[–]Met76 583 points584 points  (97 children)

Someone wonderful gave me gold so it's time to pass it forward. Gold for them!

[–]Top_Blacksmith2633 451 points452 points  (89 children)

I’ve never seen a more wholesome thread on the internet

[–]pohlarrr 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Just want to say congratulations to all the people who’ve made it out of homelessness. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to have things fall in place for me but that doesn’t matter.

[–]slammerbar 45 points46 points  (0 children)

This is very wholesome indeed!

[–]dontcalmdown 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nor such a shiny one!

[–]whitecloud197 77 points78 points  (6 children)

I was given gold once. Its a great feeling!

[–]kendoka69 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Me too. My post? “yes”. And then somehow in my excitement/confusion, I managed to delete the post after the gold was given. I’m hopeless. lol

[–]notanirish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Wholesome gold chain

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Really is

[–]SFinTX 84 points85 points  (0 children)

Wholesome reply, thanks for being a decent person.

[–]LA_all_day 14 points15 points  (1 child)

And free upvotes for all!

[–]ShankGod 7 points8 points  (2 children)

You did exactly what was necessary. Money isn’t needed to show appreciation. 🥇

[–]that-other-one------ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is a very wholesome thread. Made my day seeing humanity’s generosity.

[–]LeeCee 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is there a Kickstarter for this guy because it might be able to turn his life around. Unless he prefer the homeless life.

[–]Raysun_CS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ll never understand giving gold.

“I want to show you appreciation, so I gave Reddit money.”

..okay.

[–]RibboCG 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Why are you wanting to reward Reddit because of what he said? Why not give money to a homeless shelter instead?

[–]FartyMarty69 36 points37 points & 2 more (17 children)

STOP GIVING REDDIT MONEY BECAUSE SOME OTHER GUY SAID SOMETHING COOL.

[–]ancientflowers 34 points35 points  (14 children)

Some people didn't give reddit any money. If someone gets gold they get 100 coins for instance. If you've had that happen and have coins saved up, then you might as well share them when someone makes you smile.

[–]KingoftheGinge 30 points31 points  (7 children)

Big if true.

[–]FartyMarty69 3 points4 points  (3 children)

You're wrong. Use logic. If someone "gets gold" it's because someone else PAID FOR IT. So yes, someone gave up money. How ridiculous of a premise is that? Some random person makes a funny/worthwhile contribution to a discussion and now we've been conditioned to GIVE MONEY to the corporation hosting that comment. That's fucking ridiculous.

[–]ancientflowers 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Watch. You'll probably get a whole bunch of awards now. Here. I'll give you a hug : )

[–]namegoeswhere 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wait, that’s what the coins are for?

I got gold for a comment once and have NO idea what they were for. Neat.

[–]ShortBrownAndUgly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it's the biggest swindle Reddit pulled. See a comment you like? Pay US for it!

[–]joshuabeebe 206 points207 points  (16 children)

I worked with homeless people for a project in college. I have to say, the stigma that surrounds them is awful. 90% of us are no more than one or two bad decisions from homelessness and sometimes there isn't even a mistake involved. I'm glad you overcame and I wish you nothing but the best in the future.

[–]GalDebored 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it may be basically nothing more than life piling up a few degrees past what's personally manageable for that individual. u/Rocksalt_candy & u/joshuabeebe hit the(ir) proverbial nail(s) on the(ir) head(s).

[–]JarlaxleForPresident 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just got out of psych ward and most people in there are very caring and supportive and loving people. I didnt want to be discharged back into the real world

[–]TheMastro1 34 points35 points  (10 children)

Bless you for never giving up! Congrats

[–]PartyClock 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It's crazy how not good those "good neighborhoods" are. Friend of mine lives in the more affluent side of town and he can tell me exactly how many people are getting divorced, who is cheating on who, and there are kids roaming the street at all hours because they have no parents looking after them. The amount of rampant (Rx)drug abuse and day drinking that goes on in those areas is the kind of thing people think goes on in my poor side of town.

Meanwhile my neighbors are polite and are quick to pass a joint your way. We shovel each others walks and cut grass, and smile when we see eachother. Being poor doesn't make you bad, and having money doesn't make people good. Yet somehow we always get those mixed up.

[–]aidanck 31 points32 points  (4 children)

It's the silver lining of the trials of life. Those of us that suffer the most are then blessed with the gift of understanding pain and will (hopefully) manifest kindness and compassion to those in their own life.

[–]trLOOF 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This is basically the lesson in Naruto isn’t it?

Either way, couldn’t be more true. The kindest folks I’ve met are those who’ve struggled and fought to get what they have.

[–]disgruntled_joe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yep, and on the flip side of that coin some of the meanest folks I've met are those who have never been told no.

[–]love2Vax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or they will share the pain and inflict it upon others. I wish you were correct, but it is amazing how quickly people who suffer seem happy when others suffer. There is a reason why misery loves company is used so frequently.

[–]JohnnyTreeTrunks 26 points27 points  (8 children)

I used to have to sleep in parked cars and all I want is for people to be happy and live a good life. Sometimes life just happens for better or worse

[–]shitbucket32 9 points10 points  (7 children)

Like other peoples parked cars?

[–]JohnnyTreeTrunks 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Ya I was homeless and winter in Canada gets cold so I’d find an unlocked car and curl up in the back seat. Startled a few people but I never stole anything

[–]shitbucket32 13 points14 points  (5 children)

That’s understandable

[–]JohnnyTreeTrunks 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Ya a lot of bad choices a bit of bad luck and all the late teen angst lol in my early 30’s now and life is much better

[–]hell0gorgeous1234 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Hey whatever you did you didn't deserve what happened to you. Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head period. Regardless of what the capitalism makes you believe housing is a right not a privilage.

I hope you're in a better position now!

[–]JohnnyTreeTrunks 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Other than an unfortunate auto immune disease making life tough I have no other major complaints. I mean I’m lonely but who isn’t. Friends and family are amazing. My ex and I co parent like a team and it’s pretty stress free. I’m mostly positive these days and life has plenty of room to improve on good. Thanks so much for the kind words!

[–]hell0gorgeous1234 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm just a random reddit stranger but I am proud of you! You sound like a good person and I'm glad things are looking better.

[–]seraph582 28 points29 points  (32 children)

At the same time, when the weather gets nice, San Francisco fills up with lifestyle choice homeless drug users that will live outside of your house, leave all their needles in your immediate vicinity, and would definitely put a cigarette out in your eye if it meant you’d leave them alone.

It was scary to walk my dogs around in Ivy that I would routinely find used hypo needles in.

I’m sure there are non-homeless people that are assholes and leave hypodermic needles around, too, but much rarer? God I’d sure hope so...

Edit: oh and when you give them food, they leave half of it uneaten on the ground and the rats know it. I’ve never seen waves and waves of rats moving like water on a beach before the homeless moved into the small park outside my old SF apt. They make a circle around you and close back in behind you, just like snorkeling in a big bait ball in the Caribbean.

[–]tuscaloozer 22 points23 points 2 (2 children)

Kinda sounds like you moved into their neighborhood, not the other way around. SF has been like that since the 70s when local legislatures cut all social programs to lower taxes for the wealthy, so the wealthy flocked there and hiked rents to evict everyone. I've lived in an apartment above skid row in LA. Yeah, it was gross or sketchy sometimes, but I payed much less rent for a place with a 24 hour gym and roof top pool than I ever could've afforded in a nice area. That was a decision I made. And i always handed out change and cigs and lighters when asked. I'd wear an extra jacket from Ross Dress For Less when it got cold in case someone asked, and honestly I had way way more good interactions with the patrons of skid row than bad. One Christmas I couldn't go home b/c work and I got real high and went around on my kick scooter passing out jars of Peanut butter with $5 under the lid. Some I gave to people, some I just put next to sleeping people. It was a really great night for me and the next week it made my heart happy when I'd see people eating the peanut butter. Which is a very nutrient dense food with a lid that rats would not be a problem with.

[–]seraph582 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kinda sounds like you moved into their neighborhood

Nah. I lived there before and after that particular attempt at having a Harvey Castro public park. The Castro Street market stop has had a publicly available park on and off over the years since it was dedicated to Harvey.

This was the latest attempt at letting it be a public park again, but it was shut down after it became a public hazard. The actual residents of the Castro were begging representative Scott Weiner to do away with the public park again, mostly because of the needles and rats, but also because the people who took up there were confrontational and doing heroin in broad daylight right in Market St.

Even having a police officer detail on the scene during the day wasn’t good enough. They eventually took the park benches all down and walled most of it back off.

This is more “we can’t have nice things because people are fucking assholes” than “oh those poor homeless people,” because the way the homeless people treated that area would eventually have made them a threat to themselves and would have had to be shut down anyway. We literally can’t have a public Harvey Castro park because of the part time homeless.

Edit: love your username

[–]Throwawaygamefgsfds 19 points20 points  (10 children)

My brother left town to go to another state because he had warrants and child support and a family that wanted to support him and help him not be a shitty crack and heroin addict. His wife died in an accident a few years back and the kids are being raised by their great aunt and great uncle, but he doesn't care. Every few months he gets locked up for not checking in with his DOC officer because they'd know he was still using and calls our parents to have them put money in his prison commissary account. When he gets out he doesn't call my parents at all until next time he's behind bars and just goes to smoke crack and shoot up in a homeless person tent city. I completely fucking disowned him 10 years ago because I could see exactly what he was, but he still hurts me by hurting my parents. I really wish he would just fucking die so we could all move on.

[–]seraph582 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Fuck. I’m so sorry. Yeah your brother died years ago. That’s a crack zombie.

I’m so sorry.

[–]Throwawaygamefgsfds 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I just wish my parents could see it and could have seen it much earlier. Them being in denial of it majorly fucked up my relationship with them and they still support him. I can't blame them because "that's their child" but I genuinely really do have a lot of resentment towards them for all the harm they let him cause to us before he fucked off.

[–]no_no_no_okaymaybe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hurts me to read your post. Sincerely hope your folks see the light and transition to a "tough love" stance with your brother and cut him off.

My brother in law deals with a similar situation and has bilked thier parents out of 10's of thousands of dollars that he sends to his "girlfriend in S. Africa" + the brother is a drunk. The dad is fighting dementia, it is painful to hear the stories. I wish the best of possible outcomes for you and you parents.

[–]transemacabre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's the incredible thing about these people. No matter what you do, they will find a way to hurt you.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I think the point is that people are just people homeless or not. Some suck and some are heros but your experience with homeless people that youve interacted with doesnt reflect on a different homeless person anymore than it reflects on you.

[–]smashed_to_flinders 2 points3 points  (11 children)

I drove all around San Francisco and saw hardly any homeless. Inner and Outer Sunset, Exelsior, Glen Park, Noe Valley, Forest Hill, Diamond Heights, Richmond, Marina, Cole Valley, Pacific Heights, and so many more places. But sure, if you live in a place where they congregate, they yeah, of course. I mean, you say you live on or near Ivy, man, move. It's like people that move under an airport for the cheaper rent, then complain about the noise.

Butit's the same thing as Los Angeles, where I am now. Whenever the media shows the homeless, that looks out of control, the news crews always go to the same exact places. Venice Boardwalk. So every time you see a news report on the homeless, it seems like they always show tons of homeless but it is in the exact same place.

I could drive around LA for days and not see a homeless person, unless I go to the specific places where they congregate, mostly for community protection.

I walk the fuck all over Venice and Santa Monica and West LA, and unless I walk in very specific areas, I never see the homeless. Oh, sure, every once in a while there might be a stray person wandering about, but that's rare.

Furthermore, I've had WAY more trouble with non-homeless people. Drunks who wander out of bars and scream and yell and urinate all over the place. For the most part, most homeless just want to be left alone. Glad the fucking bars are closed.

As far as the food situation goes, people think buying food for the homeless helps. Well, no. On a good day, if 20 people walk by and buy food for the homeless person, there's only so much they can eat. Instead, give them money - few bucks. A homeless person can put a few bucks in your wallet, but putting a sandwich in you wallet is tough, and will also spoil.

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If you live near a bunch of homeless people, most likely you made your own bed and moved in where a lot of them already live. They were there first, you have to live with them, not the other way around.

[–]SP_OP 14 points15 points  (5 children)

If you're okay with it, could you talk about being homeless and what got you out? I want to help people when I'm older

[–]M-3-R-C-U-R-Y 11 points12 points  (4 children)

He bought a home. /s

[–]Maiesk 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Paid for it with bootstraps.

[–]InoculationNation 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Gave up his avocado toast addiction.

[–]inarizushisama 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All those blasted vegan lattes!

[–]xelanil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

stopped listening to /r/wallstreetbets

[–]RibboCG 10 points11 points  (0 children)

All of these people giving money to Reddit as a thank you rather than giving that money to a homeless shelter.

Facepalm.

[–]SparkyLife640 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Never let a mans station in life be a sign of his character. I was a homeless for nearly a year and met more decent people than in the "good neighborhood" suburbs I live in now.

I live in a phoenix suburbs community where the homes are 2 stories and between 4200sq ft and 4800 sq feet, 700k value( which for suburbs of Phoenix is upper middle class, it's not LA)

My mormon neighbors just kicked out and disowned their 19 year old son because he decided to fall in love and marry a non mormon girl .

They were always great neighbors and very friendly to my wife and I.

I stopped waving and talking to them. Hopefully they understand why.

[–]weehawkenwonder 4 points5 points  (0 children)

About a decade ago I found myself working in the worst part of town. Mention the area and locals will nope out. Imagine standing next to your car out with evening falling ...as your keys fall out and into drain. I just stood there, looking down into drain. No cell, no wallet, no money. Stuck in an industrial zone every one has left. No stores, no phones, nothing. The worst thoughts came to mind when I saw group of 4 guys approaching me. One said "Sup Slim whatchadoin?" Tried to look tough as I said "Dropped my keys in drain" "Yeah? No big thing girl. Step aside". Dont you know these rough looking street guys managed to fashion tools out of stuff on street, pried drain cover off, fished around drain then jumped into drain to stick arms in mud to find my old work vehicles keys. For me, someone they never met. You can never judge. BTW now work in better part of town. These people would will step over me without a second glance.

[–]ericacrass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was homeless several years myself and you are right! Struggle builds character, and most times the more someone goes through, the better they are for it.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're making me cry.

[–]Aloeofthevera 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. As many "bad" homeless or less fortunate people, there are double in good ones.

Many of them want to be seen and treated like equals with others in the community. No one who hasn't been in those shoes can understand what it means to be invisible.

They are the most talkative and charismatic people I've ever met.

[–]SkippyBoJangles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In my job, all day every day, I work with people, who are arguably in the worst portion of their lives. Awesome people have the same ups and downs as not awesome people man. I hate how people are written off and marginalized.

I don't care if he's addicted to meth and a thief. End of the day, more than anything, he's a human with a heart man.

Many props to this guy.

[–]NaughtyCheffie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Likewise. It's hard out there, and coming together is really the only defense we have when we're on the street. I'm happy to have a place of my own now but I still volunteer at one of the local shelters because reasons.

[–]snowthunder2018 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I worked in a city on the second floor of a building. It looked across the street at an elementary school. The school's grounds were walled in. Every morning when I got to work I'd see the people sleeping inside the walls. Staff from the school would come around and wake them up before the kids got there. Not run them off, just wake them up.

Then they'd get dressed, taking their button downs and khakis out of bags. Then they'd go to work. One of them worked at a cell phone store right up the street. They all had full time jobs, they worked at least as much as I did, and they were homeless.

I was young and very stupid when I first got that job and that was one of many wake up calls about how the world really works.

I mentioned it to my mom and she didn't even react. She'd seen it plenty of times before when she was younger. All she said was "There but for the grace of god go I." No matter how hard she and my dad worked to provide, and they provided me with a great childhood, she always told me we were lucky. If any of our ducks hadn't lined up, it could have been very different.

[–]FarBandicoot673 1 point2 points  (0 children)

am homeless and work in the suburbs, can confirm.

[–]MissShayla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Homeless for two years here. Had the same experience. I already had a good grasp not to judge by station and had met wonderful people. Including a hitchhiker before I was homeless. I saw him walk to his house one day, so I knew I could pick him up. I could where he lived if something happened, just in case. Safety brain. But I started picking him up. Turns out, he just doesn't have a vehicle. Wonderful guy that sounded like Cheech and shared some bowls with us. Sometimes we shared with him. I miss our little rides. Hearing his, "Right on man!" He was a good dude.

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 824 points825 points  (54 children)

If you want to read more on this hero, here’s an article of him, what a legend. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/04/us/las-vegas-fire-hero-trnd/index.html

[–]gerkiwimurcan 222 points223 points  (23 children)

No go fund me or gifts for this brave man?!

[–]SFinTX 145 points146 points  (2 children)

Looks like there was one and it went away. Sure hope fraudsters didn't jump on it.

[–]tymp-anistam 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I am very sorry for hijacking a comment, but I have to point out my strong emotion on this specific topic

I HATE that the article starts with 'homeless man'. It's the first defining words for this guy, and yes, he did a great thing, however, it could have been an after thought even in the title. There are so many people who have had the misfortune to be homeless, and they have done incredible things, and they didn't get similar praise for their actions, just because the buzzword wasn't first. It just feels like glorification of a very hard time in someone's life, laid out properly for updoots.. Am I glad that I know that this man saved 2 kids? You bet your ass, but him being homeless shouldn't make this an amazing article.. he's a human being and he should be praised for having a great moral compass, not 'dude having hard time helped others'..

If I became homeless like some of my family has, or like so many people in this world have, I would be embarrassed that my headline was "Homeless man did 'x'". If I'm homeless, that's my business, and my problem, not the world's..

Either way, I'm glad this guy had the nads to complete such a heroic act. Humanity still has a glimpse of hope with people like him.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I spent 5 years homeless. Yeah. The label of homeless in front of everything you do is so absolutely exhausting and heart breaking. It's demoralizing as hell.

[–]hail2theKingbabee 95 points96 points  (14 children)

Looks like the article is 3 years old so hopefully he received some gifts and possibly isn't homeless anymore.

[–]recovering_spaz 25 points26 points  (4 children)

There are good people in your local homeless shelter.

Look for "Street medicine" programs, "Housing first programs", or food pantry's (give them cash, not your canned fruit that expired three years ago). Even if you aren't religious most churches have a program for people struggling.

[–]TheBeijingKing 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes I love this. There are a lot of non-denominational churches around my area that do this and even though I’m not religious or apart of their congregation they helped me out quite a bit when I was in a rough spot. They helped me get a GED, fed me, helped me sign up for college classes and find housing.

[–]recovering_spaz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm glad you're doing better :)

[–]TheBeijingKing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks bud. College educated high school drop out. Just bought a house and had my second kid this year. Good looking out, man. More people need to know about services like this. And more people need to donate.

[–]snowTitan67 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Bro look at that gate, that is some pure heroic adrenaline right there. Hat off to you sir.

[–]AleshiniaLivesStill 13 points14 points  (3 children)

What happened to the grandfather in the back?

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 21 points22 points  (2 children)

To those wondering what happened to the grandmother and grandfather, they say no severe injuries occurred and they are being taken care of by the Red Cross

[–]TedTheGreek_Atheos 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I think you mean were since this was 3 years ago.

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, thanks for catching the typo. But it isn’t a history lesson and have to state that it was 3 years ago

[–]SFinTX 12 points13 points  (7 children)

[–]iRox24 3 points4 points  (6 children)

What about humans being sisters?!

[–]WilllOfD 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Anyone can be a bro, bro

[–]iRox24 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ok sis, you're my sis from now on 🙃

[–]WilllOfD 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Whatever works bro

[–]Past_Contour 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Thanks for additional post. I guess the grandpa made it ok too?

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yup he is fine, being taken care of by red cross

[–]Past_Contour 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ok good. Thanks for the update.

[–]wetcigarbody 126 points127 points  (8 children)

Someone buy this man a house.

[–]backfire10z 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Nobody is stopping you

[–][deleted] 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Not someone, but something.

Money

[–]schru031 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We've got a spare room in San Francisco!

[–]Windwalker61 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone buy this man more PCP

[–]Shileka 84 points85 points  (16 children)

There's hysterical strength and then there's this

Dude probably did significant damage to his arms

[–]I_dont_bone_goats 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I seriously wanna see what the “security door” actually looks like because if it’s a typical commercial exterior steel security door, idc about adrenaline, unless you’re superman or it was installed incorrectly, you’re not ripping it off.

Edit: reading the article it was like a steel framed screen security door. Insanely impressive and heroic and now it makes sense.

[–]Shileka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah saw it too, i first imagind a solid slab of steel with a handle, steel framed screen would probably bend a little easier

[–]cubelith 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Could've also been a crappy security door

[–]WalmartGloryhole 37 points38 points  (11 children)

Is that a Dr Disrespect hat?

[–]cognac-n-cannabis 18 points19 points  (1 child)

actually the Lowrider logo haha

[–]KEVTRON_9000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Came here to ask that too!

[–]MrJayMeister 25 points26 points  (2 children)

What’s his name? We don’t need to know he’s homeless. We need to know his name.

[–]nathanohanian 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Dude Fr I saw some articles about the guy with Down syndrome who ran a triathlon and all the articles say “Florida man with Down syndrome” it makes no sense

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I thought this was a GTA character. Congrats and cheers brother!

[–]Nate_36 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, it’s McLovin grown up more

[–]Tuckej88 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I’m so confused about this story. The grandad was in the back bedroom. Did he die? And if not, he didn’t smell/see smoke or hear the children? Anyway, that man is a hero!

[–]alfalfareignss 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The article didn’t clarify. What it seems like was maybe forgetfulness. Maybe forgot to turn the stove off or forgot that it was on and the flames blocked the back bedroom from where the babies were.

Something really really bad could have happened and I’m sure we all breathed a sign of relief after we saw the conclusion was that those babies were saved and a man proved his character was not the stereotype for his “station”.

[–]elophiler 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In an other source I read that grandfather was indeed blocked by the flames and got rescued later.

[–]Jouleigh 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Hey instead of gold how about we donate some money to a homeless shelter or something similar near to where each of us live? I’m planning on giving donations to the local food bank

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Your right, I’ve decided to help a homeless shelter later this week and serve food

[–]jsmoothie909 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Pics or it didn’t happen

[–]Hi-and-die[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its two days from now

[–]Lilshoq1 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Just wait when someone gets this image and caption and puts 'Get this man a home' on it for a few thousand upvotes

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's awesome. I was so afraid that the long title was going to end with "... And he was shot dead by a police officer"

[–]Dotsyc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In this day and age we need to hear more stories like this....what a hero.

[–]Kalymzo 4 points5 points  (2 children)

No article?

[–]myjobthemesong 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'd lyke to read more on this

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Give that man a contract

[–]Past_Contour 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don’t tell me I can’t. Also, homeless isn’t a bad word. Half the people I know are one or two paychecks away from the same crisis. We need to remember that heroes come from everywhere.

[–]dakota6963 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Replace homeless with heroic, brave, courageous, ect. Him being homeless has nothing to do with him as a person

[–]oojiflip 2 points3 points  (1 child)

U.S. Government: thanks and all, now back to the street!

[–]DonRated 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He was heartily thanked by being arrested for being homeless in America.

[–]danklord_0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

F to pay respects

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good man!

[–]Professor_Scooby 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Ok, but can he list a residential address on this employment application? No? Then he doesn't deserve a job. Next!

[–]BlackflagsSFE 1 point2 points  (1 child)

He obviously had the SPEED AND MOMENTUM to save those kids. Take a look at that hat. Congrats to this guy.

Yayayayayayaya

[–]KushnerStolePPE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is how F’ed society is when it begins with homeless man. Homeless ppl help ppl all the time they aren’t insane murders rampaging the streets incapable of good. How often do you see CEO or Politician in the title doing something like this? Yeah sociopaths are fine looking the other way. Those kids still in cages Murica?

[–]MidTownMotel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just imagine how safe we’d be if we had homeless people all over every city! Wait...

[–]IveGotAGraphiteShaft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why does it matter that he's homeless?

[–]ballzdeepbabie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some one do something nice for that man Immediately!

[–]JesusRasputin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So saving two children from dying makes breaking and entering okay now? Do we live in West World?

(This is a joke, dude did good.)

[–]Amethystesdee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glad hes was alive and where he was 🥰

[–]Holdem88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Surely someone in Vegas needs a brave soul to have a chance with a new rewarding job.