A Community Comes Together To Support A Homeless Man Whose Picture Is Posted Online To “Stranger Shame”

Simon Childs, a homeless man, was doing nothing more than taking a nap between his shifts at the local McDonald’s in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Unknown to Childs, a woman took a photograph of him asleep in one of the booths and, posting it on Facebook, shamed him for doing so. Little did she know that her actions would spark outrage from the community and change Childs’ life forever.

It All Started With A Question

Walking into the McDonald’s in Fayetteville, Georgia, a woman noticed someone sleeping across one of the fast-food restaurant’s booths. Finding it strange, she went up to one of the employees, asking if they knew he was there.

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Their response, according to the woman, “Oh yeah, we know.” Then, she took a picture.