Victor Hubbard stood on the same street corner every day – rain or shine – for three years watching cars pass him by without a second glance. One of those drivers was a woman named Ginger Sprouse, who runs a restaurant called Art of the Meal, but one day she decided to roll down her car window and ask him why he was there every day.
He told her that he was waiting for his mother. He was expecting her to return and pick him up because he didn’t have anywhere to live. Sprouse decided in that moment to help Hubbard get back onto his feet.
She created a Facebook page for Victor.
I drive by Victor’s corner at least 4 times a day. I listen to people talking around town and keep hearing ‘someone needs to do something about that guy.’ So, I will be the organizer and I hope that we as a community can be ‘someone’ together.”
She cooked meals for him, washed his clothes, set up appointments at mental health facilities, and allowed him to stay in her home. She encouraged people to donate, and within two months, he had raised $15,000 to help him get his life started again.
She came around and she kind of saved me. She helped me. It’s like grace.” He said.
As his page was shared more and more, he was eventually put in contact with an uncle and even reunited with his mother. He now has a stable job at the restaurant and is making new friends every day.
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