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