Man has meal with homeless woman every day, but once she revealed truth, it changed everything

Rebelander Basilan
May 01, 2018
02:47 A.M.

A man decided to help a homeless woman after discovering her secret.


As reported by So Share This, Greg Smith, from Orlando, Florida, helped a homeless woman named Amy Jo after she made a confession to him that she didn’t know how to read.

The 25-year-old personal trainer and sales account executive would pass Amy Jo every day for a week on his way to work.

Smith noticed that she didn't behave like other homeless people who asked him for money.

Instead, Amy Jo would smile and greet him “Good morning Sir, have a great day. God bless!” as he passed by.


Just out of curiosity, Smith decided to chat with her for a while and get to know her.

As they talked, he learned how rough her life had been, according to So Share This.

But despite her bad experiences in life, Amy Jo was still positive. Smith couldn’t help being impressed by her personality.

They eventually build a friendship and started eating lunch together every Tuesday.

Until one day, Amy Jo told him that she didn’t know how to read and that's mainly the reason she's homeless. She couldn't find a job without that ability.


Amy Jo also confessed that no one had been around to teach her.

Instead of buying food, Amy Jo said that check out library books using the money she can collect.


Smith was shocked by her revelation. He then started to borrow books for her every day. He also taught her to read on Tuesdays.

The homeless woman practiced on her own for the rest of the week.

Smith realized that he wasn’t doing enough still. Knowing he could afford to help care for Amy Jo, he decided to surprise her and asked her to follow him one day.

Smith booked and paid for a hotel room for her. As he led her to the room, she began crying. Amy Jo realized what he’d done for her.

Since then, Smith continues to check in on Amy Jo. He gave her groceries, clothes, and sometimes cash. He has some friends as well who are working on getting her a permanent home.

Smith shared his experience on Facebook, hoping that maybe it could lead to someone helping another person. He also planned to establish a foundation in her name for other homeless folks.

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