David Casarez says when he woke from a park bench in Mountain View, California, he was determined not to spend another night on the bench. How he went about it is much different than you might expect.
Instead of walking to the streets for handouts, he put on his best outfit and held out a handwritten sign on a highway median. The sign didn’t say what you might have expected.
A passerby immediately saw the young man and snapped a photo and posted it on Twitter where it quickly went viral. The tweet said, “Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out.”
Since then, Casarez has been flooded with over 200 job offers from companies such as Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and many more. Casarez has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Texas A & M.
He landed a job as a web developer at General Motors in Austin, Texas, but drove to Silicon Valley to pursue his dream of owning his own tech start up. Unfortunately, Casarez ran out of money to further his dream.
“I’ve been overwhelmed in a very good way. Can’t believe the amount of support coming my way. Didn’t know it was because of Twitter until recently that I spoke to the creator of the Tweet. Keeping my head up,” said David.
Check out the video below to learn more about Casarez’s story and be sure to share it with your family and friends.