A homeless man in California stood near a busy intersection holding a sign. That might not sound like news, but this man was not asking for handouts. The man’s sign said he was homeless and hungry, “hungry for success.”
This sign invited people to come and take one of his resumes.
Twitter user jaysc0 took a photo of the man holding a sign that read, “Homeless. Hungry 4 success. Take a resume.” The man’s resume had his name, David Casarez, at the top and was followed by his qualifications. His post said:
“Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out!”
Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out! pic.twitter.com/ewoE3PKFx7
— FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 27, 2018
A local news agency reported on the 26-year-old man. He lived in his van until he was unable to pay for it and lost it in June. He has since been sleeping in a park. Casarez decided to stand at a busy intersection, with resumes ready to be passed out, hoping that he would garner the attention of many people.
“If you want to come out here and play with the big dogs, this is where you have to be,” Casarez said to KNTV. “This is my make it or break it moment. I have to do something crazy.”
The Tweet went viral, the 26-year-old has heard from companies both locally and nationally, including Canada.
“I knew it would be posted on social media, I didn’t know it would blow up like this,” said Casarez to KNTV. “I’m trying not to take any money, I really do just want a job opportunity, that’s all I’m asking.”
What do you think about this guy’s ingenuity? Do you think he will land a dream job? Let us know in the comment section below this article.