Dozens Ignore Homeless Man Weeping At Burger King. She Snaps 1 Photo That Changes Everything

In our society, homelessness is seen almost as a disease. People don’t want to get too close; they often won’t even look a homeless person in the eye.

Underneath the dirty and disheveled exterior is a human being with the same feelings and emotions as the rest of us, but those often get overlooked and ignored.

Katy Hurst was grabbing some food at a Burger King in Independence, Missouri, when she saw something she couldn’t ignore.

A man was sitting at one of the tables inside the restaurant weeping. Though he was clearly visible through the window, everyone had passed him by, unwilling to be inconvenienced to talk to a man who was obviously in distress.

Katy recognized the man as one of their local homeless. She knew she couldn’t just leave. “I saw him crying, he broke down and I didn’t know who this person was,” she said. “I had seen him through the community. He used to have a bike with a cart.”

Katy went inside and started talking to the man. She learned his name was Pops and he was 57 years old. He told her he suffers from constant pain and at that moment was praying for an angel to “take him home.”

“I told him there’s a place at the table he set for me, I’m hungry, I’m ready to eat…if there’s room prepared for me, I’d like to come home,” Pops said. “I was lonely, I was sad, I kept having one bad time after the next.”

But Katy told him he wasn’t going to die that day. She offered to let him stay at her place that day, and as he told her more of his story her heart broke.

Pops told Katy he had been beaten and robbed several times. He was suffering from several injuries, including some broken bones. Katy took him to the hospital where they discovered the full extent of his injuries.

Woman Accidentally Gives Engagement Ring To Homeless Man, Is Shocked By His Response

In February 2013, a black homeless man had his life forever change when a kindhearted woman passed him by on a Kansas City street and left him spare change — but something of hers unexpectedly dropped into his cup.

Unbeknownst to Sarah Darling, the woman who left homeless man Billy Ray Harris spare change, she had also dropped her engagement ring into his cup, reports. 

Harris, 55, considered selling the ring — he got it appraised at $4,000 — but listened to his conscience instead and decided not to go through with it. According to NBC News, he said his grandfather had raised him to be honest and wouldn’t approve of him taking the money.

Two days later, Sarah returned to where she had encountered Harris and, in a panic, asked about her ring, Little Things reports. Harris took the expensive ring from his pocket and gave it back to her.  

“I am not trying to say that I am no saint, but I am no devil either,” he said at the time.

Soon after, Darling and her husband, Bill Krejci, started an online fund to raise money for Harris to help him get back on his feet. 

Café Owner Lets Homeless Man Work For The Day. 2 Weeks Later, She Walks In And He’s Still There

In March 2016, a homeless man wandered into Abi’s Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He right looked at the owner, Cesia Abigail, and asked her for money.

“Why don’t you have a job?” Cesia replied. “You know nothing is given to me for free, right?”

The homeless man, Marcus, proceeded to explain to Cesia that while he would love nothing more than a job, his history of felonies made it nearly impossible to convince employers to hire him.

To stay alive, Marcus was forced to turn to stealing and panhandling.


But instead of turning Marcus away, Cesia decided to do something so incredible that her story went massively viral…


Cesia Abigail is the twenty-something owner of Abi’s Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Cesia had recently been struggling to keep her El Salvadorean restaurant afloat.


In March 2016, a homeless man named Marcus walked inside Abi’s Cafe and asked Cesia for money. She felt an instant connection with the man who lived on the streets.

Cesia could not offer Marcus any money. She was exhausted, overworked and underpaid. But she did need a hand.