Homeless Man’s Good Deed Challenges Others To Be Kind
By KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, Utah
OGDEN, Utah — A photo of a homeless man changing a woman’s tire in Ogden is capturing the attention of many on Facebook this week, and in the process is helping to send a message.
Jessie Jean’s on Historic 25th posted the photo on Monday of the good deed being performed just outside the cafe. Read the FULL ARTICLE HERE.
“I just wanted them to put a face to who they are judging,” said Anna Davidson, who co-owns Jessie Jean’s with her husband Ron. “Like, ‘Hey, here you go, that’s one of those folks you want us to hide away somewhere where we can’t see them.'” Chuck, the man in the photo who the Davidsons say is always helping people there, has had a difficult life. His time incarcerated began when he was just seven years old.
“I got molested in there, and that’s when I became angry,” he said. That anger led to years of violence and many more years in prison, Chuck said. Now at 56 years old, Chuck is ready for change. He credits Anna and Ron for helping him. “I wouldn’t be right here, right now, talking to you, if wasn’t for them two,” Chuck said through tears as he looked at the Davidsons.
He helps out around the restaurant to earn his next meal. He is currently working to get his food handlers permit and plans to begin counseling, Anna said.
Helping others is part of the Davidsons’ mission. Each week, 20 homeless people are fed breakfast at the restaurant thanks to “pay it forward meals.”