He has a particular routine, which is hard for those in need to turn away from. From a backpack, he extracts many pairs of new white socks and everyone he sees gets a pair. After they take the socks, he pulls out his video camera and asks them if he can get an interview.
For many of us, the homeless are invisible. Mark Horvath however, sees them with eyes of understanding and empathy, for he has been there and done that.
The popularity of this video collection among social media circles has been somewhat of a surprise. Perhaps it’s because of its raw and thus purified nature. Stories are not diluted or altered in any way; it is what it is, as goes the common colloquialism. He features stories like that of one artist who sits on a sidewalk while working on a painting that is propped up to a big bag holding everything he owns.
The stories are compelling, sad and difficult to watch. They pull at heartstrings and make viewers want to help in any way they can.
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Horvath is on a mission to make everyone everywhere aware of the homeless population. The first step is to see them with new and caring eyes for there, because there but for the grace of God, go every one of us.
Photo source: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4730