20 million page views doesn't pay the rent
Wow. I really appreciate you spotlighting Smithson and his situation. Homelessness is a huge problem and we tend to sweep it under the rug. I've worked at shelters and soup kitchens and even then it can be challenging to have the kind of conversations you shared with Smithson: the honesty and the depth. Thank you for introducing him to us. xo
Oh man, that was a tough one. I wish the best for Smithson and I certainly we hope we hear from him again. Wonderful post, as always.
I truly wish the best for him, and kinda want to say screw TikTok but I know it's a big deal for him. I can just imagine how unfair their vetting process is, and wish they could have given him this break.
Thanks for the article, Anne. I think it’s great to have the unicorn, butterfly and rainbow articles and these ones. An article like this is real- he is an inspiration, working his butt off and trying to make this thing called life work.
Oh man. Maybe the fellow at Humans of New York would be interested in his story, and some kind of fundraising could be started for him?
...firstname.lastname@example.org is his contact.
This was an unexpected change of tone AND a great post. Great story of perseverance. Sometimes, at least for me, the "like" just doesn't feel right as it didn't fit my mood after reading. If there is such a thing as bad karma, I wish it on the thiefs who robbed him...