If you live in a big city, or even a small city for that matter, it's not uncommon to see panhandlers around town looking for some cash.
Usually, people pass them by and place judgment about their life choices. "He's probably just going to spend this on drugs." "Maybe she should just go find a job."
These judgments build stereotypes towards people who really are in need.
But one car dealership in Michigan had a rather unpleasant encounter with a panhandler outside their shop, and they want to let everyone know what's up.
The Honda dealership sat a large, red sign lodged on the hood of one of their cars. It drew a lot of attention just based on size, but the message was even more eye-catching.
"Please do not give anything to this Panhandler. We offered him a full-time job at $10.00/HR," the sign reads. "He said 'I make more than any of you' and he did not want a job, please donate to a more worthy cause."
Continue to the next page to see how the panhandler reacted.
The photo has been shared more than 60,000 people and it's gaining nationwide attention.
Morgan Holt, who took the now-viral photo, says she's seen the man outside the dealership for the past two years so she knew exactly who they were talking about.
According to other residents of the town, the panhandler in question is actually a scam artist who parks his car a few blocks away and then walks over to ask for money. When people decline to give him cash, the man has been reported as “yelling at people for not giving them anything." He also declines any food offered to him.
After the sign was posted, it seems as though the panhandler got the message. He immediately vacated the dealership and hasn't been seen around the area since.