Take a gander:
While browsing through Ads of the World, I came across this short film type advertisement. I think we can all agree that it is powerful.
I’ve had some interesting experiences with homeless people. In San Francisco I was told to “please lose some weight,” followed by some choice curse words. In Salt Lake City I was cursed at for being blonde. The number of times a homeless person has cursed at me for one reason or another has become too many to count.
However, in Dublin, I was stopped by a man sitting in front of a museum. He was wearing Minnie Ears and very tattered clothing. He held my hand and told me I was beautiful, that he would pray for me because I wasn’t having a great day, and to have a lovely day.
As you can see, encounters with homeless people can be degrading. Or, they can be life-changing. I’d prefer to remember the life-changing experiences.
This commercial really reminded me that, even though this person doesn’t have shelter, they are a human being, and they deserve to be treated like one, in a good way.