I watched a video awhile back where someone ordered pizza for a homeless couple. They said they hadn’t eaten for days and they were so joyful they started crying. Before then I never truly understood what being poor/homeless meant and how much I take the little things for granted, like being able to order pizza. I noticed there were more videos like it and they all really touched me. Now whenever I see a homeless person, I help out however I can and I’ve been voluntarily/donating to a food bank for 3 years now. Seeing people help one another inspires us to do the same, so I really don’t think those videos/instagrams/etc are as bad you think they are. Most people don’t do those sort of things because they’re evil and want to “exploit da homeless 4 views!!” they do it because they want to inspire others to do the same. So, really… stop being so fucking cynical about everything. The homeless people smiling in the videos certainly don’t mind, so why should you?
First of all, I apologize if I sounded incredibly cynical. I definitely am to a fault. That is insanely good that you help out and volunteer! I’m in no way saying that seeing those videos/photos and being inspired is a bad thing. I think, however, you are the exception to the rule.
I can’t reconcile the fact that if those people who advertise their humanitarian efforts were truly great people they would be doing it regularly—and maybe some of them are. I don’t know. Why you gotta make a big fuss and bask in the adulation of online strangers?
It just feels so.. hacky.
Anyway, enough. Here are some fat dogs in a bathtub.