A 60-year-old homeless woman named Smokie, has been sleeping outside in the dirt, a few doors down from a man named Elvis Summers. Most mornings, she stops by Elvis’s Los Angeles apartment and asks if he has any recyclables for her. Through these conversations, they struck up a friendship. One morning, Elvis saw a news article about a man in Oakland who has been making tiny houses out of discarded material. He was inspired to put off paying a few bills so he could buy the lumber and hardware to make Smokie a brand new shelter. It took him five days to build, and now, for the first time in ten years, Smokie has a place to hang the sign, ‘Home Sweet Home.’ Beautiful.

Thanks to the Good News Network for this post.

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