Every day for a week, 25-year-old personal trainer and sales account executive Greg Smith walked by a homeless woman named Amy Jo. Greg was used to being asked for money, as he wore a suit when walking to work, but Amy Jo never asked him for anything. Instead, every day, she’d smile and say “Good morning Sir, have a great day. God bless!” as he passed by.
One day, a curious Greg decided to sit down with her and get to know her. As they talked, he learned more about her and how rough her life had been.
But she was so incredibly positive about her experiences that Greg couldn’t help being impressed. Her personality stuck with Greg, and their weekly meetings turned into lunch every Tuesday.
Then one day, Amy Jo revealed a shocking truth. She was on the street because she didn’t know how to read. Without that ability, which no one had been around to teach her, finding a job was impossible.