Few people take the time to get to know a homeless person and study their background before asking them how they came to be alone on the streets.
Nonetheless, a hero in Los Angeles got to know the homeless woman who slept in the street outside his house and did a nice thing to help.
Since losing her home ten years ago and her husband, Irene “Smokie” McGee had been residing on the streets of south Los Angeles.
The 60-year-old spent her nights sleeping on the ground while collecting recycling each day to sell so she could buy meals.
She spent the most of her nights camped out in front of an apartment complex, where one resident got to know her and learnt her tale.
“She’s a human being, a 60-year-old mother and grandmother sleeping in the dirt, it’s just not right,” said resident Elvis Summers.
Elvis and Irene became friends, and the young man decided to build Irene a house since he couldn’t tolerate the sight of her sleeping on the streets every night.
The good-hearted neighbor constructed her a house using $500 worth of wood that he had purchased, siding and roofing donated by a nearby business, and his own construction skills.
Man On Mission To Build Tiny Houses For Los Angeles Homeless
“I just wanted to build something safe enough and secure enough so she’d be warm and comfortable.”
Irene finally had a roof over her head after five days.
‘Slept half the day’
“It felt so good, I was so relaxed, I think I must have slept half the day,” Irene said of the first night she spent in her new 3.5 ft by 8 ft home.
Take a look at Elvis build this perfect tiny home in the clip below.
Elvis is such a hero! Please share to inspire others to help those worse off than ourselves.