Incredible footage showing the moment a homeless window washer breaks down in tears has gone viral. The homeless man from California had reportedly been cleaning windows for as little as $1 as he aimed to save up for a pair of glasses. On the day the video in question was taken, he had managed to accumulate $11, but had no idea he was about to get the surprise of his life.
The man can be seen sobbing after being handed the money, and he’s heard saying that he’ll go to the store to buy his glasses the following day. The clip uploaded to social media has rightly received plenty of attention for its pure raw emotion. At the time of writing, more than 16 million people have watched the video.
2020 may not have been the year many of us wanted or even expected, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to treat others with kindness and compassion. For this man, a new pair of glasses clearly meant the world, and it warms my heart to see his happiness at being gifted them.