A Kind Texas Mother Turns Mentally Ill Homeless Man’s Life Around
Ginger Sprouse has led her community in rallying around a mentally ill homeless man to help him get his life back on track.
A Texas mother has shown people exactly how they should treat thy neighbor, and has gone viral for her good intentions.
Ginger Jones Sprouse would drive everyday past a man in her hometown of Clear Lake near Houston, Texas in the exact same spot on the exact same corner. For three years, she saw this man waiting. For what exactly she wasn't sure but everyday without fail, he would be there.
One day Sprouse decided to pull over and ask the man why he was waiting there, everyday and what exactly was he waiting for. Turns out the man's name is Victor Hubbard and he was waiting for his mom to come back and get him. She told him three years ago to wait on that corner and that she would be back for him. Since then, Victor dutifully waited for a mother who would never come.
People in the community were well aware of Victor and described him as a kind and gentle man who loves Chinese food, subs with lots of veggies and loves to talk to his friends. After hearing his story and learning more about Victor, Spouse decided to take the initiative to help get Victor off the streets. She set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Victor and try to get him the mental help he needs, as well as a roof over his head and a job. Sprouse also took Victor into her home, washing his clothes, cooking his meals and getting him to the mental health help that he needs.
Now Victor has a job at a restaurant, if off the streets, is on the medication he needs and has even connected with some family members. The GoFundMe page that was set up as blown past their initial goal of $5,000 and is at an amazing $28,000 and counting! Since starting the GoFundMe and Facebook page, Victor has now seen an eye doctor, been able to see a dentist and holds down not one but TWO jobs. Victor still goes back to his corner, but now to say hello to all his new friends. When asked how long she plans to have Victor at her house, Sprouse said "He is welcome to live with me and my family for as long as he wants to."
You can read more about Victor and Ginger at the DailyMail website.