As if being homeless isn't stressful enough, imagine waking up from taking a nap inside of the McDonald's where you work and learning that a picture of you sleeping was uploaded to Facebook.
According to WSB-TV, that's what happened to 21-year-old Simon Childs, who was resting between shifts at the Fayetteville, Ga., restaurant when a woman who should have been minding her damn business uploaded his picture with the following caption: [justanotherreasonformetoleaveFayettevilleIwasintheMcDonald'sinthemiddleofthetownandsawthisguysleepinginthebooth”shewrote"Igoandtellanemployeethatsomeoneisasleepintheirboothandherresponsewas"ohyeahweknowheheeit'sok"andIsaid'notreallybutwhatever'"
In the time she spent publicly Shaming Childs, she could've instead helped him. After losing his mother and struggling to take care of his son, a little compassion would have gone a long way.
"I have been going through a hard time with my mom," Childs said. “The child of hurt to see my picture up there, you know? I thought it was something negative and nobody would care about it. ”
Thankfully, the rest of humanity isn't trash and reached out to Childs to offer hotel rooms, diapers, clothing for him and his son, job offers, a haircut, and even a car
was created to expedite his resurgence
While others might harbor resentment toward the woman who attempted to shame them publicly, Childs feels the complete opposite.
"I'm not homeless," he said. “Not now. Thanks to her. ”
Hopefully, this story of tragedy turned to triumph to make others the right thing when afforded the opportunity to do so.