When Ginger Sprouse from Kemah, Texas drove to work at the restaurant and cooking school she owns, she would always see the same homeless man sitting in the same place.
While everyone in Sprouse's community saw him, no one ever approached him or tried to learn his story. In a Facebook post, Sprouse explains that she was tired of hearing "someone needs to do something about that guy" and decided to be that "someone."
She stopped her car on the way home one day and spoke with the man. It turns out his name is Victor Hubbard, and while he used to live just down the street with his mom she had moved away. Since then Victor, who is living with mental illness, had been sleeping on the street.
From that day, Sprouse and other people from her community have been helping Victor any way they can. She's set up a Facebook page called This Is Victor for updates and information about him.
Since this started back in December, Victor's life has changed for the better. Locals in Kemah have made food for Victor, washed his clothes and taken him to appointments with doctors and mental health professionals.
Victor has also reunited with an uncle who lives in another part of Texas, and even his mom.
"I got to talk to her and I really feel like I accomplished something," Victor told CBS, adding that Sprouse "kind of saved me."
While everyone has chipped in to help Victor, Sprouse has been the most involved by far. Victor is working in her business now and she's raised more than $20,000 for him on GoFundMe.
There are still lots of challenges ahead for Victor and Sprouse - she's trying to help him get a piece of ID right now - but he has a safe place to live now and a job to fill his days with.
So this week we went to the eye doctor, really Victor went just to humor me. He says "the small letters are not that important" well, today he is hanging out with his "bestie of the best" and SHE convinces him to try her husbands glasses with the same R/X! Sometimes it takes a special person to get us to "see" things clearly :)Posted by This is Victor on Saturday, March 11, 2017
It's like Sprouse wrote in a recent Facebook post: "sometimes it takes a special person to get us to see things clearly."
For these two, that "special person" was each other!
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