When a person is homeless, sometimes they have truly no ability to eat without asking people for money.
It is true that in many cases, the homeless are addicted to drugs like meth or heroin, but why should that even deter someone from buying a meal for a homeless man, even on drugs who has a good attitude?
Alongside the unfortunate and drug addicted, the mentally unstable people who have no one to care for them gravitate toward the streets in America.
It’s the same way in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Recently a video went viral on Facebook, in which a guy was ordered to leave a McDonald’s after he bought an innocuous looking homeless person lunch. It quickly went viral, within about 8 hours of being posted.
Yossi Gallo and a cop argued in the video because he brought a guy into McDonalds to buy him food, but he had apparently asked several other people for a meal.
Last time I checked, everybody needs to eat and there is nothing terribly offensive about being asked for food. I know some people who were homeless at the age of 16 or 17, and they had absolutely no way of getting food except for asking people for money much of the time. They were not on hard drugs.
The man trying to feed the old guy, Yossi Gallo said:
“I waved him down and said, ‘Hey, are you hungry?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’ So, I went in there with him and as soon as we went inside, the lady at the register says ‘You’re not getting food.”
James Davis, the homeless man is seen being told off by the cop in the video, as she instructed him to leave the building after eating and not return. McDonald’s isn’t healthy, but where the hell else is a frail old homeless man supposed to get a meal for a dollar or two? McDonald’s is probably the most notorious restaurant on Earth for where a good Samaritan takes a homeless man to eat lunch.
“Okay, we’re here because apparently, he’s asked multiple people … okay, multiple people have complained so it’s not just you,” the cop said to Gallo.
“He didn’t ask me for food. I saw him across the street and I brought him over here” he replied.
I’m sure he did have to ask a lot of people. I have been in that situation, and it took a whole lot of embarrassing social interactions and cases of people ignoring me and disrespecting me before someone bought me food.
The good Samaritan got into an exact situation I’ve been in, yelling at a McDonald’s manager for not giving a sh*t about homeless people.
“You guys suck, I’ll never be back here,” the angry good Samaritan shouted. “You guys suck!”
“I’m just asking you to quiet down,” the manager said. “I don’t even know what’s going on but you’re yelling … that’s inappropriate.”
“What’s going on is you suck,” Gallo shouted.
“Yeah, and you do too,” the manager replied.
The manager continued “Sir, sir, sir … calm down. I understand your compassion for others, I do, but you do not have to raise your voice that way.”
Then the cop took down Davis’ name, and told him to never come back again.
The old homeless man said “Okay, I won’t come back no more.”
Gallo continued yelling, and then the cop asked him to leave.
“I’m getting kicked out of here ‘cuz I gave a homeless guy food, by the way, guys,” Gallo informed the other people eating,
When the manager asked him to leave again, Gallo replied “No, because I’m being loud, because I’m telling you what you did was wrong.”
Eventually the homeless man and Gallo left, and he said “Come, I’ll buy you food somewhere else .. come, jump in my car.”
“I didn’t have no money,” Davis cried.
“I know you didn’t.” Gallo reassuringly replied.
“You know what you did was wrong, you know that already,” Gallo shouted again at the cop. “Deep inside you, you know that.”
(Image credit: Yossi Gallo)
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