Golden Voice Homeless Guy Reunites With Mom

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After 20 years! This must be this guy"s week. Damn it, now I have something in my eye.
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Female 84
I smell a film in the making ¬_¬
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Female 75
I think my allergies are acting up... I`m allergic to heart warming videos dammit
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Male 125
Also, thanks to Oystah for her profile picture. It will haunt me. WTF is happening there?
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Male 125
To start - None of us really know anything about the situation here beyond the fragments we get from the news - and they are decidedly slanted towards the positive.

The fact is, having a family member spiral into a life of crime and addiction leads the family through a difficult path which includes reaching out, forgiving, etc... But eventually families have to attempt the tough love approach. This can mean you get direct with the person, call them an embarrassment and tell them you are ashamed of them. Not a pleasant process - but it can wake some people up, and make them realise they`ve reached rock-bottom.

So, I don`t fault the mother here.
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Female 123
I don`t think his mom is a "biotch"...if you`ve ever dealt with a person with drug/alcohol problems---tons of broken and empty promises-you get to point where you say-"let go and let God"--tough love baby....either you continue and be an enabler or you move on with YOUR life.....
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Male 270
Hi mommy, hi mommy...
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Male 25,417
Good luck to him
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Male 22
Glad I`m not the only one who noticed what a biotch his mom is...she`s cool with him doing burglary but OMFG he was holding a cardboard sign??!?! Lordy lord, the shame!
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Female 4,039
@Myjobsucks - I saw that this a.m. and thought the same thing - she`ll put in the collection plate at the church for health and human services to benefit strangers, but can`t reach out to her own son becuase he`s an embarassment. Reeaal nice.
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Male 5,194
Ok - enough of this guy now.
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Male 288
I agree that this is very heartwarming, but I will laugh when it comes back that this guy is a convicted felon for robbing liquor stores and sucking $%#@ for crack! Boy won’t the news look stupid then!
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Male 5,189
I agree Creabhain.
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Male 177
I think his mom seems like a cold biotch. On the morning show she said in the past she kept talking to him about "letting the lord into his life" but then she goes on talking about how ashamed she was to see him "holding a sign."

Pride is a nasty thing, lady. Remember the story of the prodigal son? Guess not.

She`s a typical christian, using her religion as a pedestal for herself so she can look down on everyone - and never would she PRACTICE what she preaches.
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Male 440
I hope any success this guy gets does not lead him back to his addictions. The odds are against him stayinig clean. Some hit rock bottom and come back. Most do not.
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Male 997
Been in a situation where Tabloids offered to fly my mother out to see me after making the news. Then got offered a lot of money to have me meeting my family off the plane back home. Refused it all It`s private moment to be reunited. I understand he`s having his life turned round got a job with Cleveland cavaliers good for him. But this was unnecessary and shows type of person he still is someone who will sell anything for a cheap buck.
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Male 1,931
No one can say the internet has never done anything good.
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Male 3,076
yeah heartwarming but the way he talk was kinda creepy :-/
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Female 2,289
Very heartwarming, but I agree with madduck.
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Female 8,006
Ok, very nice, however that SHOULD have been a private moment. This relentless publicity may well pressure him into a relapse, not needed and not necessary.
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Male 39,614
don`t care.

moving on to an interesting story.
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Female 171
awww!!
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Male 1,197
has this guys sucked satans knob or what? looks like life has really turned around for him, hope it all works out
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Male 551
I am Amazed...
How in HELL does every entry on IAB gets to atheist debates?
I mean, a lot of people here should know that I`m an atheist
too... But sometimes you just gotta let things go lol

Anyway, I`m happy for him, even though this rencounter was
a bit awkward IMO
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Male 977
@Zombieland

i know exactly what you mean, the whole thing stinks of a massive publicity stunt. and i know thats not a bad thing, but i think it subtracts from the genuine emotion
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Male 321
""People should take responsibility for their achievements instead of thanking "God"."

Cant you just be happy for people you d-bag?"
I can be happy for and irritated at people at the same time.
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Male 2,579
thats some good poo
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Male 426
don;t drat this up dude. not many people get second chances.
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Female 107
That was freaking sweet! I`m so happy for him and hope he stays clean and keeps doing so well!
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Male 418
somethings a bit off here....cant say exactly what. but there defiantly something....
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Female 737
I`m so happy for him. The intetnet saved him and hopefully he doesn`t fall back to his old ways. Yay, I`m so happy for him :)
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Male 109
It was sweet, but gross how publicized it is- the cameraman was less than a foot away...
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Male 288
he’s probably a kid toucher
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Female 1,006
Awww... how sweet. This guy is so amazingly awesome. He`s so happy to see him mommy. It might be weird to see a grown man calling his mom "mommy" but I just show how much he loves her and missed her.

I love this. So much.
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Male 2,549
This gives me hope that my mother and I might reunite 10 years from now...after I`ve cleaned up and gained minor internet stardom.

...

*bawls eyes out* Oh, who am I kidding!
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Male 552
Do all the other homeless people not get a chance to tell their story or get news coverage (lol) just because they don`t have a drating awesome radio voice or what?
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Female 1,604
I was like nope not gonna cry, that last a split second.. So touching I adore this guy. I just loved how you could just tell how excited he was to finally see her, he made a B line. I love stories like these I wish him all the best!!!
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Male 303
I LOVE THIS GUY!
its so incredibly heart warming.
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Male 2,552
Awesome. It was weird to have a guy that old say "Mommy" over and over again though. "Mom" or "Momma" would`ve been acceptable, but "Mommy" seems like something a kid says.
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Female 3,598
ok i`m cryin now...this is the best thing ever.
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Female 3
That is just so sweet. |-(
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Male 667
I seriously hope he doesn`t relapse. He has a very good thing going on here.
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Male 1,625
Made me tear up a little...
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Male 2,441
Incredibly happy for this guy. He went through hardship and is changing for the best. Not sure why you would be sick of a guy that seems to be turning into a solid person that just wants to get back what he lost madest..
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Male 975
The video: :-| :-O :-/ |-( :-D

Then the negative comments erased my feelings of elation and made me feel sorry for those who had to bring anti-religion into this.

No drating poo God had nothing to do with this, but who drating cares? What matters is he is reunited with his family you jerks.
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Male 3,014
Why are we still calling him the Homeless Guy? Are we running on South Park logic here or what?
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Male 1,378
;; thank you reddit
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Female 513
I really like this story; even with all the negativity in his past. People are not perfect but people CAN change with the right amount of support. Clearly, he wasn`t getting it before and hopefully now that this all has happened he will get that support. It`s entirely plausible that his children tried to help him when he DIDN`T WANT HELP. Maybe they didn`t know he was clean for 2 years - maybe they stopped trying to help him 5 years ago, after maybe trying to help him for 10+ years. Who knows.

He deserves a chance to rise to his potential. If he messes up again, if he has all the support he needs to succeed, then it`ll be his own fault. But until then, I say we (and by that I mean those who are looking to hire him) should encourage and support and help him.
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Male 209
Madest you are a f. ucktard!
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Male 10,338
"Hope the Cavs pay him a lot because he`s got back child support"

If they are now adults, the statute of limitations has run out on back child support.

They should have been taking care of him.
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Male 792
Sorry, bored of GVHG...on to the next pop culture icon, please.
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Male 197
keep your eyes on the prize ted and don`t look back because that demon is on your ass bro. it never leaves. hope he makes it though, this is a cool story.
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Male 2,121
Sheesh Madest, lighten up. Drugs and drink destroy people`s lives. I recommend you read The Corner by David Simon and Ed Burns. One of my favourite ever books, and it`s all true.
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Male 705
:`)
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Female 305
pooptart, agreed. if it wasnt for the internet, would he still be on the streets?
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Female 1,963
That was really heartbreaking. I don`t really know any details about his past, but I hope he is getting help for whatever issues caused him to end up homeless in the first place.
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Male 4,004
"Cant you just be happy for people you d-bag?"

I`m sure he`s happy for him. But God has nothing to do with it.
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Male 2,344
I thought he said his mom died? or did they just have a fallout.

Either way, that`s great, wonderful. There is good out there :)
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Male 2,419
:O GOD IS THE INTERNET!
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Female 412
Awww good for him!! :D
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Female 290
Madest... Everybody makes mistakes and diserves a chance. You were not there every step of the way and you don`t know what he had to go through in life.
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Male 7,378
How come he didn`t say "Hi mommy" in his DJ voice? I`m getting sick of this guy tbh. He was cool when he was homeless but now I can`t escape him. And I learn he has 9 kids he hasn`t supported. He`s the problem. Hope the Cavs pay him a lot because he`s got back child support that`s gonna drive him to drink.
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Male 2,440
In truth, the internet saved Ted Williams.

Long live the interwebz!
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Male 3,327
I love this guy`s story, but what I don`t get is that he has 9 children, all of who have tried to help him in the past, apparently. If he`s been clean and sober for two years, where were then then?
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Female 4,039
:`) luv this.
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Male 10,338
"People should take responsibility for their achievements instead of thanking "God"."

Cant you just be happy for people you d-bag?
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Male 252
Dawwwwwwwww
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Male 10,338
DAMNIT IAB! STOP MAKING ME CRY!
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Male 240
That`s awesome!
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Male 1,455
I might be judging this too quickly, but it sure looks like she`s been sitting on a pile of money the whole time the guy`s been homeless...
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Male 17,512
He`s had a really troubled past, I hope he can continue to be sober and turn his life around.
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Female 843
That was just so freaking awesome. He started saying "hi mommy" and I almost lost it.

That camera man in his way in the beginning needs to get smacked though. Yea, I know he has to get a good shot but let the man get to his freaking mother!
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Male 158
No its alright.. i was just cutting... some onions... yes, onions.
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Male 683
And its a happy ending

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Male 15,510
What a great start of the year
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Female 290
That just made me cry... and I am not a person who cries.
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Male 321
People should take responsibility for their achievements instead of thanking "God".
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Male 20,829
Link: Golden Voice Homeless Guy Reunites With Mom [Rate Link] - After 20 years! This must be this guy`s week. Damn it, now I have something in my eye.
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