What will you do if you will find an Homeless the you knew?

@yoniarnon (1081)
Israel
December 15, 2010 3:49pm CST
Lets say you are walking on the street and than soddenly you see someone very familiar laying on the street floor with stinky clothes and souks with holes. There is something in the face very familiar, he looks at you, AND BOOM, you soddenly remember he was your friend at school... A long time pass since you knew him and now he totally changed, so what will you do?
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9 responses
• United States
15 Dec 10
Well if it was someone I was friends with, like you said, I would help them. My friends (past and present) are important to me, and if I saw one in need of help, I would help them as much as I could. Help them get cleaned up, feed them, get them some new clothes, and ask them what happened. I'd even like to help them get a job if I could.
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@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
15 Dec 10
Wow you sound very nice, i wish you a good life. And will you even host him in your house for some days? (don't forget you don't know him more than 10 years...)
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• United States
16 Dec 10
Yeah, I think so. I'm pretty good at predicting character in someone, and if I found them to be harmless then yeah, I may set them up in my home for a few days while I help them get settled. Thank you yoniarnon :)
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• Ecuador
15 Dec 10
Well I would ask that person why is he/she like that... and if I remember that person as a good one, then I'd help that person. I would take him/her to my home, give some clothes and offer a great meal.
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• United States
16 Dec 10
These are trying times for evryone. I was homeless before but,I was blessed to get into a shelter. I would offer them bus fare to the nearest shelter. if they did not want to go I would respect them and leave them be. I know I loved being in the shelter it was one of the best places I lived. it was a great place. Nice friendly,safe and very,very clean..
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@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
16 Dec 10
Thanks for sharing giftsandbagscom i really appreciate that, it is a unique story. And it is a very good idea to try help and no to force them cause way be it will just harm...
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@kodukodu84 (1576)
• Malaysia
20 Dec 10
Well if he was someone I know and used to be friend with, then first I would of course talk to him and ask why and how he is gone to that state. Then after finding it out I will help him the best way I could but I also would not promise to him that I will always help him. He will needs to work out something to change his situation after I help him to stand up again and start a brand new life, well depends on my ability. Because after not meeting him for a long time, how would I know how he exactly run his life and what he exactly did do for those years. Have a nice day
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@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 10
Hi there. Well, this is indeed a good question. Frankly, I would reconsider if I am going close to him or her. Well, I not sure but that's what my instinct tell me which I know it will definitely kick in. However, maybe I will get a passerby to give a small donation. This question really got me thinking!
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@zapatee (477)
• Philippines
22 Dec 10
i would help that person get back on his feet. i try to see beyond a person's outward appearance and need. because there are some who may need help in their situations but refuse or do not try harder to help themselves. my help would be useless if the person who needs it ultimately becomes too dependent on me, or is lazy, or even use and abuse me. i have experienced this somehow, so now i try to be more discerning and only help those who i know would also help themselves. i learned the hard way that helping too much can breed dependence and laziness. keeping a little distance after the first few times of assistance teaches people to learn to stand on their own, maybe slowly at first, but surely.
@karenviv (15)
• China
17 Dec 10
I think I will talk with him or her,and buy something to eat for him or her
@thaMARKER (3096)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
i'll talk to the person -- that if he/she is still sane.. i'll help for sure and some more from friends especially common friends. i have no experience like this so far and hopefully it wont happen. it's gonna be a sad story for sure..
16 Dec 10
I will be really, really surprised if he is my friend but he is my friend even he is homeless, i will not abandon him. I ask what happened to him and i will bring to my home so he can take care of himself so that he is not stinky anymore. Then, i will offer him some part-time job i found so then he can live by himself and become normal, happy person again.