This Homeless Man Was Reading The Same Book Over And Over Again Until A Kind Stranger Stepped In

An invaluable gift.

When Reddit user mjuad first met Paul, a homeless man living in the streets of Las Vegas, he was reading a book. 

After crossing paths for a week, the Redditor learned Paul's heartbreaking secret -- he's read the same book dozens of times. From beginning to end, from the first page to the last, over and over again.

Being a book connoisseur himself, the kindhearted stranger did the unexpected and gave Paul their Kindle with hundreds of free books. But that electronic gift is nothing compared to the long-lasting joy of reading and learning new things.

"I've walked past him every day this week on the way into work and said hi to him and he says he has hardly put it down. I've never seen someone so happy to receive something and it brings me so much joy to see him every day reading from it," mjuad writes on Reddit.

"An hour or two of my salary to make someone's life infinitely more bearable is the least I can do."

Mjuad says that the act of kindness was partially inspired by personal experience: "I make a very good living, but have also been nearly where this man is."

The Reddit user will be bringing Paul the charger and has agreed to pay for new books when Paul finished the ones that are already on his Kindle (among which are classics by authors like William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce). According to the source, Paul is now reading the "Game of Thrones" series.

(via Reddit)