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77 Responses to Golden Voice Homeless Guy Reunites With Mom

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18943 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    Link: Golden Voice Homeless Guy Reunites With Mom - After 20 years! This must be this guy`s week. Damn it, now I have something in my eye.
  2. Profile photo of Stonardsftw
    Stonardsftw Male 18-29
    321 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    People should take responsibility for their achievements instead of thanking "God".
  3. Profile photo of Pravda7
    Pravda7 Female 18-29
    290 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    That just made me cry... and I am not a person who cries.
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    What a great start of the year
  5. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    And its a happy ending

  6. Profile photo of vstorm
    vstorm Male 30-39
    158 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    No its alright.. i was just cutting... some onions... yes, onions.
  7. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    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!
  8. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    He`s had a really troubled past, I hope he can continue to be sober and turn his life around.
  9. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1455 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    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...
  10. Profile photo of tylertooo
    tylertooo Male 40-49
    240 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    That`s awesome!
  11. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    DAMNIT IAB! STOP MAKING ME CRY!
  12. Profile photo of sofaking42
    sofaking42 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    Dawwwwwwwww
  13. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    "People should take responsibility for their achievements instead of thanking "God"."

    Cant you just be happy for people you d-bag?
  14. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    :`) luv this.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    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?
  16. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    In truth, the internet saved Ted Williams.

    Long live the interwebz!
  17. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    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.
  18. Profile photo of Pravda7
    Pravda7 Female 18-29
    290 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    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.
  19. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Awww good for him!! :D
  20. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    :O GOD IS THE INTERNET!
  21. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    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 :)
  22. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    "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.
  23. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    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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    mulan182 Female 18-29
    305 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    pooptart, agreed. if it wasnt for the internet, would he still be on the streets?
  25. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
    705 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    :`)
  26. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    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.
  27. Profile photo of TxTnViolence
    TxTnViolence Male 30-39
    197 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    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.
  28. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Sorry, bored of GVHG...on to the next pop culture icon, please.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    "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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    geckoi Male 40-49
    209 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    Madest you are a f. ucktard!
  31. Profile photo of Aeladil
    Aeladil Female 18-29
    513 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    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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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    ;; thank you reddit
  33. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Why are we still calling him the Homeless Guy? Are we running on South Park logic here or what?
  34. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    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.
  35. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    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..
  36. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Made me tear up a little...
  37. Profile photo of hyeonkim0805
    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
    667 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    I seriously hope he doesn`t relapse. He has a very good thing going on here.
  38. Profile photo of MochaChan
    MochaChan Female 13-17
    3 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    That is just so sweet. |-(
  39. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    ok i`m cryin now...this is the best thing ever.
  40. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    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.
  41. Profile photo of Dead_mind
    Dead_mind Male 18-29
    303 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    I LOVE THIS GUY!
    its so incredibly heart warming.
  42. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    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!!!
  43. Profile photo of crazyguy24
    crazyguy24 Male 18-29
    552 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    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?
  44. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    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!
  45. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of austin1
    austin1 Male 30-39
    288 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    he’s probably a kid toucher
  47. Profile photo of Purrie
    Purrie Male 18-29
    109 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    It was sweet, but gross how publicized it is- the cameraman was less than a foot away...
  48. Profile photo of GParadox
    GParadox Female 18-29
    737 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    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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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    somethings a bit off here....cant say exactly what. but there defiantly something....
  50. Profile photo of Invisible2U
    Invisible2U Female 30-39
    107 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    That was freaking sweet! I`m so happy for him and hope he stays clean and keeps doing so well!
  51. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    don;t drat this up dude. not many people get second chances.
  52. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 7:03 pm
    thats some good poo
  53. Profile photo of Stonardsftw
    Stonardsftw Male 18-29
    321 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    ""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.
  54. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    @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
  55. Profile photo of iceblack
    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    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
  56. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    has this guys sucked satans knob or what? looks like life has really turned around for him, hope it all works out
  57. Profile photo of marissameows
    marissameows Female 18-29
    171 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    awww!!
  58. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    don`t care.

    moving on to an interesting story.
  59. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7618 posts
    January 6, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    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.
  60. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 12:03 am
    Very heartwarming, but I agree with madduck.
  61. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2011 at 1:11 am
    yeah heartwarming but the way he talk was kinda creepy :-/
  62. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 2:57 am
    No one can say the internet has never done anything good.
  63. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 4:34 am
    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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    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 6:22 am
    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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    MyJobSucks Male 18-29
    177 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 7:06 am
    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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    austin1 Male 30-39
    288 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 9:27 am
    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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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 9:41 am
    Ok - enough of this guy now.
  68. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 11:15 am
    @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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    inyoueye Male 30-39
    22 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 11:47 am
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 11:49 am
    Good luck to him
  71. Profile photo of c3rv4
    c3rv4 Male 18-29
    270 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Hi mommy, hi mommy...
  72. Profile photo of jalikunda
    jalikunda Female 40-49
    123 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    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.....
  73. Profile photo of walterppj
    walterppj Male 30-39
    125 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    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.
  74. Profile photo of walterppj
    walterppj Male 30-39
    125 posts
    January 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    Also, thanks to Oystah for her profile picture. It will haunt me. WTF is happening there?
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    Brittany0100 Female 18-29
    75 posts
    January 9, 2011 at 12:35 am
    I think my allergies are acting up... I`m allergic to heart warming videos dammit
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    mamabouffant Female 18-29
    84 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    I smell a film in the making ¬_¬

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