I heard a statistic once that said that most Americans are just two paychecks away from being homeless. The stat isn't meant as a warning, it's meant to shed light on the fact that your city's homeless are, by and large, not a group of people who've made terrible decisions -- instead, they're simply regular folks who've fallen on hard times. This is particularly tough around the holidays, when it seems like everyone has a place to go, food to eat, and family to enjoy.
One man decided to make a difference in a few homeless peoples' lives. He dressed up as Santa, giving gifts to the people he encountered, hoping to brighten their days. Their reactions are really sweet, but it's the message that's the most powerful: This Christmas, don't forget to help out those who need it the most.