After 35 Years of Being Homeless, A Letter Will Change His Life Forever



Words have incredible power in our lives. For one, they provide us with a vehicle for expressing and sharing our experiences with others.
Most of us don’t realize, however, that the words you habitually choose also affect what you experience. 

A story that you might think, only happen in movies, was created when Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho , a 77-year-old Brazilian poet and philosopher handed a piece of paper to Shalla Monteiro, who was struck on the content leading her to create a Facebook page dedicated to Raimundo and shared his writings with the world.

Raimundo became homeless in the late 70s after the end of the dictatorship in Brazil. From there, he spent the next 35 years writing poems and stories on the streets, but his beautiful work remained unknown.

Day after day, Raimundo sat outside in his makeshift shelter, writing, writing, and writing. To the locals who walked by, he was just a dirty, unkempt, unworthy old man. He dreamt of the day his words would be published, let alone read by someone or anyone. 

In 2011, a young woman named Shalla Monteiro befriended the old homeless man. She'd stop to talk with him on a daily basis, and Raimundo gave her one of his poems.
Shalla was blown away by his poetry, that she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s poems and stories.


As soon as Raimundo's work hit the internet, he was received with an outpouring of support. Locals sought him out, brought him gifts, and offered him words of praise.
But out of Raimundo's new found notoriety emerged one very unexpected person: his long-lost brother. After connecting via Facebook, his brother asked Raimundo to live with him, which the letter accepted.

Raimundo not only cleaned himself up for the first time in 35 years, but he had a home and he was loved. He and Shalla remain best friends to this day.

(Source: Diply)
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