It can be easy to look upon the homeless community with judgment. From our warm beds, with food in our belly, it's easy for us to question why a homeless person doesn't simply just get a job. However, the fact is that poverty is a vicious cycle, and it is nearly impossible for someone living on the streets to find a job.
But one man living on the streets of California has beaten the odds. David Casarez lived in his car for over a year after moving to Silicon Valley to pursue his dream of starting his own tech company.
Eventually, David's van was repossessed and he began sleeping on a park bench.
So, one morning David decided to take matters into his own hands. He put on a shirt and tie and created a cardboard sign, which he carried to a highway median along with a stack of resumes.
The sign said:
“HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS. TAKE A RESUME.”
A passer-by took a photo of the sign and it wasn't long before it went viral on Twitter. Before he knew it, David had been flooded with more than 200 job offers. He even received offers from Google, Bitcoin and Pandora.
“A product manager from Bitcoin.com was wondering if I could work remotely or if I want to relocate to Tokyo,” David told New York Post.
A few weeks after the original tweet went viral, David was hired by a drone company called White Fox Defense.