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Homeless Man Has Been Reading The Same Book Over And Over Until A Stranger Surprised Him

This simple gift changed the life of a homeless man.

I love books and no matter how many I got, old and new, I would still stick to a few favorites and reread them from time to time. I guess that’s the beauty of owning one, you get to relive the words, lines and stories that touched you the most just like Paul’s which started with his love of books.

Reddit user Mjuad first met a homeless man named Paul reading a book in the streets of Las Vegas. After a week of crossing paths, he found out this heartbreaking fact about Paul, that he has been reading the same book over and over again, from beginning to end, page after page.

Being a book lover himself, the once stranger did the unexpected when he surprised Paul by giving him a kindle filled with hundreds of free ebooks. Mjuad, a businessman from San Diego, was touched by memories of his own near-poverty experiences, considered the Kindle to be a small act of kindness, it only cost an hour or two of his current salary. He passed the little electronic reader, fully stocked with hundreds of books both classic and new, to Paul. It is not about the monetary value of the gift but the little act of kindness which transcends any great deed and will forever leave its mark.

A photo of Paul with his kindle. Mjuad said seeing him everyday reading from it brings him so much joy. God bless both of them!

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“I’ve walked past him every day this week on the way into work and said hi to him and he says he has hardly put it down. I’ve never seen someone so happy to receive something and it brings me so much joy to see him every day reading from it,” mjuad writes on Reddit.

Mjuad said the act of kindness was inspired by his own personal experience. According to him, “I make a very good living but have also been nearly where this man is.” While Paul on the other hand, is into reading again. He said he can hardly put it down yet this time though he has many books to choose from, thanks to Mjuad.

Some people have reacted that this gift is not really necessary. Stating that Paul have greater needs such as food. But this gesture is actually pretty awesome. Sure the poor guy is still homeless, but quality of life is something people forget about. A couple of bucks for the kindle would have fed him for a month if used wisely, but what good are the essentials of life if you spend each day more miserable than the last?

“The little things are the big things,” they say and this story teaches us exactly that. According to the source, Paul is now reading the “Game of Thrones” series.

Via Reddit

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Inside An Abandoned Hotel, Once A Famous Place For Swingers In The ’60s

This hotel was once crowded with swingers back in its days.

When a reddit-user identified only as ZeRoCoo1 spent a day exploring an abandoned hotel, empty since the 1960’s, freaky things happened. Eerie Satanic symbols spray-painted on outside of the worn-down building show it has had multiple visitors, and cracks through the floors and walls are the biggest marks mother nature has left on the old hotel.

ZeRoCoo1 took pictures of a crumbling hotel in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel was called The Hotel São Conrado, and was quite known in the 1960s. It was also a famous Swinging Hot Spot during its peak. Indeed, it was a glamorous place during its busy days.

But today, it’s debatable what has been lurking in the empty halls. Bullet-hole ridden walls and burnt-out cars lay on the inside, as do the symbols of the Brazilian Red Command drug and arms trafficking cartel. However, so do the materials used in a witchcraft ceremony of ‘macumba’ often used to inflict pain, physical harm or sometimes, in the most rave of circumstances, death. These symbols of something otherworldly are spread throughout the once beautiful hotel, now marking it with a creepy atmosphere and a sense that something is lurking around the corner....

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You’ll Never Guess What’s Hidden in Walls Across the World.

Some walls around the world contains a hidden message.

Aram Bartholl, a media artist from Berlin, has been leaving a special trail from Paris to London for the whole world to discover. Called ‘USB dead drops,’ these USBs have been installed in walls of stone or other public places, hidden in plain sight, waiting for a connection. This project has been ongoing for over 5 years, people in a multitude of countries have gotten on board and started installing them in their hometowns.

Full of unknown information, dead drops work by connecting to a computer - generally a laptop - and downloading the mystery files. What are the files? It’s hard to tell without finding them yourself.

Aram Bartholl, a rather unique Berlin conceptual artist whose works show how digital inventions change our everyday lives, installed the first five Dead Drops back in 2010, in New York City. If you’re more one for mystery, keep your eyes peeled in the streets of New York, the pavements of England and the bars of Indonesia, as these little information-bullets are hiding in the most unlikely spaces all throughout the world. Just imagine the amazing things that could be revealed!...

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This Girl Built Her Dad’s 550-sq-ft House on the Coast of Maine, Using Her Own Hands.

Oh my… it’s sooo lovely!

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Everyone of us has a dream and even though some aren't fortunate enough to follow the path towards it, they still carry with them the hope that someday they'll make that dream happen.

Bruce Porter is one of those dreamers yet what he only wants are simple things in life. His lifelong dream is to live in a tiny house on a remote island which led him to buying a small piece of land off the Maine Coast on Ragged Island. He spent the next 30 years hoping that someday he could build his dream home yet they remain nothing but dreams.

Meanwhile, his daughter Alex Scott Porter grew up and may have gotten the passion and inspiration from her father when she decided to be an architect. She made her dad's dream happen by helping him build his dream home, a beautiful tiny house which is only 550-square-foot that qualifies for the Tiny House Movement. The airy interiors and high ceilings of the house make it more spacious despite its size. The energy solutions are quite remarkable as well....

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