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    • This makes me so fucking happy to see people who are helping vets get jobs cause there are an estimated 300,000-400,000 homeless vets out there and we need to do something about it because they're the ones who were willing to sacrifice themselves for their country
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      • That’s crazy because of the 4 dealerships I’ve worked at the sales team and managers would have haggled the price cheaper and asked him to leave immediately after he was done
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        • I’ve seen something like this in my local ford dealership. They had a homeless guy come in and ask if he could get a detailing job because it was winter and he needed money. They gave him a shot at it and he’s still working there
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          • How does working hard factor into any of this? Yeah he worked hard but he got lucky. He could’ve walked into some place that would find some excuse to arrest his ass.
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              • To those saying he didn't work hard, how about you go into service for 15 or so months and try to come back thinking everyone wants to kill you.
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                  • Can you imagine being homeless, making 5$ to shine shoes, and some jackass comes by, gives you a 100$ bill and demands change
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                      • Why doesn't the government take care of the veterans that literally served and fought for the same government. Doesn't make any sense to me.... #merica tho right?
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                        • this isn't wholesome. a vet shouldn't be wandering from door to door asking to shine fucking shoes just to eat
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                          • Vets need jobs in schools protecting the students with an AR-15, a sidearm and a bulletproof vest and gets paied as much as the cops do. This should be a petition
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                            • No, life lesson is we live in a place where veterans are forced to shine shoes for money
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                              • *You mean go to a place where there are rich people and hope to god they don't kick you out or call the cops?*
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                                • It’s sad to see homeless veterans I mean almost all of those guy put their life on the line so many years ago and now they’re getting forgotten about and illegal immigrants are getting treated better than our veterans and it’s fucking retarded
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                                  • vets should be given automatic job opportunities after they serve
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                                    • The hardest thing for me is differentiating vets and fakes
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                                      • Life lesson of the day: be a veteran and people will give you free shit. Honestly if this dude was your average strung out homeless guy they would have called the police.
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                                        • Honestly our vets are the people who need the most help for all they’ve done for us. I’m a pharmacy tech and I can’t even start to tell you how angry I get when rude customers bring in their Medicaid cards for free drugs when they drive range rovers and Mercedes, the systems wrong
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                                          • I hate to say it but its mostly because he was a veteran. If he was just some guy they most likely would have shooed him off. I wish we could do this for all homeless that gave a shit.
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                                            • That’s the solution. Give jobs, not handouts.
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                                              • Homeless and veteran shouldn't be in the same sentence
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                                                • Hold up i was a car detailer that shit takes no brain power but it sucked when you had like endless cars for 12 hours straight
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                                                  • One of the few good things about Walmart is that they guarantee a job to veterans, assuming you fulfilled your contract. Its called the welcome home commitment.
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                                                    • Here’s an idea: start a private security company and hire Veterans as the mercenaries, it’s perfect because many of them aren’t adjusted to civilian life and they’re already trained
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                                                        • As a veteran who struggled immensely to transition from many months of combat tours to civilian life, this hits hard... good news... I have an awesome job after a few years of keeping at it, and close on a house on the 16th.
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                                                          • The words “homeless veteran” always break my heart.
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                                                            • And people care more about these damn ILLEGAL immigrants than our own veterans. So sad
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                                                              • How is it we spend more money on military than any other country and yet our vets are homeless? Maybe instead of like another dozen fighter jets or whatever we take care of the people who risk their lives for us. Just a thought.
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                                                                • Detail sucks shit but that's fantastic
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                                                                  • Real lesson of the day: work hard and you can afford to make another life brighter too.
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                                                                    • The lesson is to be kind. This man has obviously been working hard his whole life.
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                                                                      • That was very wholesome of you
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                                                                        • HELP THESE PEOPLE! Homeless people that are voluntarily that way don’t deserve to be helped. However, those who would DIE for us and our country deserve the best pay and benefits out of all of us. None of them should be homeless.
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                                                                          • Only if liberals put their time/energy into fixing something meaningful, like this. Life would be so much better.
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                                                                            • It should have never been possible for him to become homeless. For anyone, especially a guy who fucking is a VETERAN.
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                                                                              • Life lesson of the day: don’t get fucked by your own government after risking your life
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                                                                                • While you’re not entirely wrong this wouldn’t have worked if he wasn’t a vet
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                                                                                  • But... he wasn't really working hard and got a free job... is that the lesson???
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                                                                                    • Life lessons: When someone leaves their family and puts their life on the line for a million ungrateful a$$hats survives battle and returns, then is reduced to shoeshine man to survive someone should due better for them..
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                                                                                      • We need to help our vets out more. They fought for this country and we should continue to fight for them. This brings tears to my eyes.
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                                                                                        • This says more “get lucky” than “work hard”
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                                                                                          • Life Lesson of the day: People do work hard everyday and don’t make it. This guy just got lucky
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                                                                                            • Veterans should not be homeless.
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                                                                                              • O think veterans should get free food and housing and toiletries just pay for extra stuff like snacks and cigs or of they own a pet pay for that too
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                                                                                                • What the fuck does work hard have to do with this story? From I got was a man showed up to an establishment and asked to shine shoes.
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                                                                                                  • I wish most homeless people were like this. Legit, my work and my fiance's work offered jobs to homeless people before, and they actually refused. Like, tf
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                                                                                                    • He’d make more money if he showed up twice a week and shined shoes...
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                                                                                                      • Yes, now if it was just any ole homeless person, would they do the same? Absolutely to the hell no, which is not right, they would just throw them out
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                                                                                                        • plot twist: hes the one getting replaced
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                                                                                                          • See this is what happeneds when you're homeless and actually try to get some sort of job instead of wandering around begging for money
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                                                                                                            • Life lesson of the day: America’s help for vets is shit. This shouldn’t warm your heart it should make you angry that he was in that situation in the first place
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                                                                                                              • Nah fuck that lesson, the lesson is that our vets shouldn’t have to shine shoes after they come home
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                                                                                                                  • I almost got jealous until I noticed the Veteran part. Thank you for your service, sir
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                                                                                                                    • As much as I enjoy this, it really sucks that this is the exception and not the rule
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                                                                                                                      • The lesson is actually that there’s a reason why this is a notable story, and it’s because the guy was at the mercy of people who happened to be nice today.
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                                                                                                                        • Veterans should be treated better than regular bums, change my mind
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                                                                                                                          • At the rate he was getting for shoe shines ( $100 a pop), he took a rate cut accepting that job
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                                                                                                                            • Honestly why are there homeless veterans. We shouldn’t have homeless veterans especially if we’re taking in refugees from other countries
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                                                                                                                              • Now what would he have done if that man wanted change for a 100
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                                                                                                                                • Glad he's doing that rather than standing beside a college begging for money like a bum. My college has those people. Never have I not seen them there.
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                                                                                                                                  • Or be in the right place at the right time? Some people get lucky, some people pay their way, some people work hard. That’s life.
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                                                                                                                                    • From cleaning shoes to cleaning shoes, what an improvement
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                                                                                                                                          • Work hard and you can get a 12 dollar an hour job one day, sonny boy
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                                                                                                                                            • That life lesson part Doesn’t make any sense to the post. How about, life lesson: be persistent. Or, don’t skip over any business/person? You should always work hard but that saying sounds kind of irrelevant to the story
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                                                                                                                                              • That's great if he's one of the 0.5% of homeless people who are actually veterans and not lying.
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                                                                                                                                                • Social responsibility! Not socialism.
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                                                                                                                                                  • Actual question, were the benefits for military different back then? Cause now everyone I know who’s in the military or just got out or even like my uncles who all finished their terms years ago all have plenty of money, and the VA gives them mortgages with $0 down for a house
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                                                                                                                                                    • thats crazy how you serve in the military but they cant hook u up with a place to lay your head. that seems a little messed up
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                                                                                                                                                      • One day a homeless man @ 711 insisted on buying me a coffee. IWasn’t about to let man who can barely afford to live pay. Said no. He insisted profusely. Says he won $75k in scratch off and wanted to buy me coffee for all the times he was bought lunch from this place. He did have the winning ticket.
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                                                                                                                                                        • You said it as though someone would legitimately ask a homeless veteran 95 dollars of change
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                                                                                                                                                          • Life lesson: Be a beggar until someone takes pity on you
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                                                                                                                                                            • Sigh this is a single incident case. This normal won’t happen
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                                                                                                                                                                • Veterans need not be homeless and or jobless
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                                                                                                                                                                  • Life lesson: he really just got lucky or story is false
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                                                                                                                                                                    • Until they figured later on that he doesn't have a dd214, he was lying about vet status. They hired him anyway and found out he was a shit worker. It's hard to come to work on time and stay the whole day when you have to juggle your job and drug addiction
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                                                                                                                                                                      • Last time I saw something like this happen the homeless dude laughed and declined the job
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                                                                                                                                                                          • If this is true, y’all some good motherfuckers
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                                                                                                                                                                            • This is utter bs if you’ve ever worked in car sales you would quickly fined out that 90% or sales manager are scum of the earth that would rather sell this man then help him
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                                                                                                                                                                              • Semper Fi brother, good shit.
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                                                                                                                                                                                • No the lesson here is that some people get lucky, most dont
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • I really hate it and get really sad seeing homeless, even thou some might not actually be homeless homeless but you never kno who's who... government should have apmnt building for them to sleep in... have few ppl check on them every day, make sure they not doing drugs n ect... alot would do it
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                                                                                                                                                                                    • Let’s help our boys off the streets
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                                                                                                                                                                                      • It makes me sad to see veterans on the street while the government would rather help 3rd world countries. I say fix the problems here first before trying to fix problems elsewhere.
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • This is a perfect example of how to be an adult. You can't just hope you get a job. You need to work hard and make sure your hard work is noticed. Thats how I got my job. All my friends don't understand why I'm employed and they're not. I worked hard, got a better job. They stayed homed.
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                                                                                                                                                                                          • From someone in the military, if you are immediately homeless after you get out, you fucked something up, there are so many opportunities for you to make money in the service it's not even funny, usually the people in debt make dumb choice like buying a super expensive car right out of bootcamp
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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Anyone who gets discharged from full service (4+years continuous) honorable. DOESNT END UP HOMELESS..most these dudes maybe passed bootcamp and got kicked out for something and use their prior service as a damn crutch
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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Definitely was a marine
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • This is awesome. Vets are under appreciated, many are homeless, and Congress are more focused on giving welfare & help to Illegals. These Vets need the help, they risked dying for us, and that’s how we pay them back?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  • That $300 just bought this man a nice pair of boots, work clothes and gloves. Shit maybe he will even have enough for some crack after all that... Glorious
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    • We should decrease military spending by like 5% and use that money to help veterans
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • I’m guessing it was a chevy dealership, you do t see that shit at a dodge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        • I’m so glad to hear stories like this. Usually not having a permanent mailing address makes it almost impossible for them to get interviews. The addicts need help and the clean ones need jobs.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          • So, the moral of this story is to lick people shoes until they hire you?
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