In the heart of Chicago, Daniel might not own much beside his beautiful sign and the smiles he hands out to passerbys who rarely notice his existence. He might be hurt by those who don’t notice it but it has in no way affected his positivity or his uncanny ability to hand out compliments which touched Leon.
Following an injury at work, Daniel was prescribed narcotics which spiraled into a full-blown painkiller addiction. While he’s been clean for four months, he still sleeps outside, watched over by workers he has befriended who keep him safe. More than anything, he misses his family who got pushed away by his problems with drugs. For the Chicago chapter of #GoBeKind, Leon decided to award this affable young man who needs an opportunity $1000 to help him get back on his feet and reconnect with his family.
The article was originally published on October 20th, 2015 by Trivago.com.
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