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Homeless man who walked 29 miles to court gets outpouring of support

Stranger Gives Money To Homeless Man Who Walked 29 Miles To Court

After an Atlanta homeless man named Ray Norman walked 29 miles in freezing temperatures to attend a court hearing (original story here), strangers are coming forward to help him.

A man named Joel Shapiro gave Norman $3,000, about $100 for every mile he walked. 'For anybody to have that much integrity, I just had to help him,' Shapiro said. He also plans to help Norman find a job.

Another woman dropped off money for the officers who paid the $80 cab fare to take Norman home after court on January 7th.

On that frigid day, Norman walked eight hours so that he wouldn't be late for his hearing about a parking ticket. When his public defender didn't show up, he turned around and started his walk home. Luckily, that's when the officers stepped in and got him a cab.


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