Over two decades ago, two drug dependents hooked up and decided there was more to life than spending the rest of their days abusing substances. They weren’t very materialistic, but shared a common desire to improve their lives by quitting cocaine.
So they moved underground.
That was a long time ago. Today Miguel Restrepo and Maria Garcia have been living in an abandoned sewer in Medellin, Colombia.
Its been their home for 22 years.
The couple bumped into each other as drug addicts in a city notorious for narcotics trafficking and gang violence.
Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia, was ruled by cocaine kingpin, Pablo Escobar. Known as one of the world’s most dangerous places, Miguel and Maria were witnesses to daily gun battles between gangs and the police. They likewise witnessed innocent people caught in the line of fire.
They wanted to be safe, they wanted to be together, and they wanted to overcome their addiction.
So they decided to move into a sewer.
Neither of them had families or friends to help them with money and both of them were dirt poor. The relative safety of a small underground hole seemed ideal for them. Slowly but surely, away from former influencers, they overcame their substance abuse issues and their lives moved in a new direction.
While living in sewers may seem the lowest of the low for most people. Miguel and Maria have turned filth and dirt into a cozy home.
Home is where the heart is.
They’ve hooked up to electricity in the abandoned hole and they have their own little bedroom and kitchenette.
They even have a chair to watch a small TV from.
Their tiny tunnel measures 64 and ½ square feet and they enjoy the open air from their home’s circular opening which serves as a skylight on sunny days.
There’s always a glimpse of the open sky.
And food to eat, no matter how meager.
The couple even has a pet dog they’ve named Blackie.
The tamed street mutt guards their home when they’re away.
Like many other families living above the ground, Miguel and Maria enjoy decorating their simple digs during festivals and holidays.
Christmas is a particular favorite.
Medellin has since turned its image around as a cocaine and gang wars hotspot since Miguel and Maria moved underground.
The city now boasts of spanking new architecture and public squares to enrich civic pride, but Miguel Restrepo and Maria Garcia have come to love their small but safe hideaway they’ve since called home.
Girl Who Lost Her Memory Falls In Love With The Same Boyfriend
Talk about a story of true love!
19-year-old Jessica Sharman suffered a bad seizure that led to her memory being wiped clean. As a result, she had to face the overwhelming task of knowing important people in her life again – including her parents and boyfriend.
Back in 2010, Jessica was diagnosed with frontal lobe epilepsy. Recently, she suffered a seizure while she was commuting to work with Richard Bishop, her boyfriend.
Richard Bishop, 25, immediately took action and helped his girlfriend. Despite that, however, she still suffered severe memory loss.
Rude Cambridge Student Taunts Freezing Homeless Man By Burning £20 In Front of Him
Now that’s a disgusting thing to do!
A student from the University of Cambridge recently made headlines after taunting a freezing homeless man by attempting to burn a £20 note in front of him. A footage of the said incident was uploaded online and it drew numerous criticisms from the public.
The student was eventually identified as Ronald Coyne, a distant relative of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a member of the Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA). He was eventually expelled from the group after the video was seen by other students as it spread on Snapchat.
According to reports, Cambridge student Ronald Coyne was drunk when he pulled off the stunt but people are having none of his excuse.
Wife Dumped Husband of 22 Years Because Donald Trump Won the US Election
Talk about extreme.
In the past months, we have witnessed how the recent change in leadership in the United States government has brought divisiveness to the entire country. And, as unfortunate as it may sound, such conflict has extended to relatives and friends who have begun to unfriend and block each other on social media after heated debates on who is the better president. Moreover, the recent election also caused discord among couples and one was so bad that it resulted in a separation.
Gayle McCormick, 73 years old, is a retired prison guard and self-proclaimed "Democrat leaning toward socialist." She separated from Bill, her husband of 22 years, after he casually mentioned while having lunch with a bunch of friends that he was thinking of voting for Donald Trump. However, he eventually had a change of heart and voted for Newt Gingrich instead.
The couple ended their relationship of 22 years because of discord over election candidates.
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