In the United States, veteran homelessness is a major issue. Despite the number of unsheltered homeless veterans plummeting 50 percent in the past four years, many still need help.
Max Zahir, a resident of Redlands, California, recently tried to do his part. Under the YouTube name MrKhalidmax999, Zahir picked up an unidentified homeless man and brought him to a drive-thru for some lunch. After seeing how appreciative the man was for the meal, Zahir made an even bigger offer.
"I'll tell you this, I go to work every day around 4 o'clock, if you meet me at that gas station I'm gonna buy you lunch," Zahir said. "I just wanna do something and maybe you'll get to your feet and just pay it forward."
At that moment, the homeless vet broke down in tears and they embraced. Feeling the love of the situation, Zahir went ahead and set up a GoFundMe page for homeless veterans which you can donate to here.
Fox46 is reporting that soon after the video went viral, the homeless man secured a job at a local restaurant. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 49,933 veterans are homeless on any given night.