It's difficult not to run across a homeless person, especially these days when the economy has pretty much gone down the toilet. But rarely do we stop to consider what brought these people to such a deplorable situation in their lives. Most of us either don't have the time, or we simply don't care. But one woman in Webster, Texas actually took the time to reach out to a homeless man she'd seen a few times a day over the past couple of years. Not only did she finally get to hear his side of the story, but she also managed to lend him a hand in the process.
Victor Hubbard stood on a street corner of the Houston-area intersection everyday for the last three years.
But there was a reason for this, and he wasn’t asking for food or money. He had been waiting for his mom to come back and get him.
When Ginger met Victor, the seasons were changing from fall to winter and she was concerned for his health.
So she started visiting Victor on her lunch break and the two quickly became good friends. Victor even accepted her gracious invitation to stop by her house, where she lives with her husband Dean, whenever he wanted to get out of the freezing weather.
Meanwhile, all he could do was stand there and wait, and wait, and wait as residents drove past him.
Among those drivers was a woman named Ginger Sprouse, who had seen Victor about four times a day for the last three years. So finally she decided to ask him what his story was and she got an earful.
But of course, Ginger didn't just listen. She was also able to help Victor quite a bit.
She was finally able to get Victor the mental health treatment he needed and got him off the streets. She even hired him to work in the kitchen at Art Of The Meal, which she owns.
The married mother and business owner that offered cooking classes and private parties just couldn't continue passing by him anymore.
So on December 2016, she pulled up and rolled down her window so she could him why he was standing in that corner. She claims that she was very concerned and several members of the community had been wondering what his deal was.