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265. A Homeless Man
There is a saying "One man's trash is
man's treasure," meaning I might not like something
throw it away, and then someone might love
and take it. I remember seeing a homeless
searching trash cans looking for something he could
. I asked him why he did that. He
at me and said "One man's trash is
man's treasure," which I didn't understand at that
In fact, he was collecting stuff he needed
only to sell, but stuff he needed to
his home. This man lived in the park
my house. No one really bothered him because
was respectful and would clean up after himself.
went running in the park one day and
him putting together a bed with stuff he
collected from the trash. He always looked for
stuff. If it had food trash on it,
wouldn't take it. I went back to my
and took a blanket to him. He saw
and thanked me.
I remember one day the
were bothering him because they had to take
his stuff. The members of the neighborhood went
the police and told them that he wasn't
anybody by being there. The homeless man looked
everyone and thanked them, but told the police
take his home away if they had to. "
know you guys are just doing your job.
ahead," he said.
When the police heard him
that, they decided to leave him alone. He
been there for a couple of years now.
has even started planting a garden outside by
football field. People often go and give him
and other items he might need. He has
trash into his treasure.