I always give them at least a 5 dollar bill or else I'll feel like a selfish brat. And it's the least I could do
- I pretend I don't see/hear them42% (14)45% (14)44% (28)Vote
- I give them money36% (12)19% (6)28% (18)Vote
- I talk to them6% (2)13% (4)9% (6)Vote
- I try not to get close to them/go to the other side of the street16% (5)23% (7)19% (12)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I'm usually in my car, but I try to pretend I don't see them and wait for the light to change so I can drive off. I'm a small person, I wouldn't approach anybody on the street whether they're homeless or in a tux. People are dangerous and I don't trust them, I look at everyone with a skeptical eye. If I truly want to help homeless people, I can be more active and feed them food at a soup kitchen or provide them with clothing and a meal. I wouldn't just randomly open up my wallet and start popping cash out.3
Most Helpful Guy
I do not see homeless people often in Australia, at least not in the part where I live.
One day I saw a homeless older man, who was begging for money.
What made me stop were the medal ribbons on his coat.
I talked with him, then took him to a cafe (they made us sit outside) and kept food and coffee coming until he could not eat anything more.
He told me about his life and how he came to be on the street.
As he ate I made a couple of calls. When I left him, he was in the care of two people from the Salvation Army, who said that they could find him a place at a men's shelter.
There but for the grace of God. . .1