A homeless man in California, United States, stood at the roadside with a poster which read “Hungry 4 success, take my resume.” The man, identified as David Casarez, a web developer, had been requesting people to help him find a job. Last Friday, a Twitter user posted his posted his photo in a bid to help him out. The post went viral and now he is being flooded with job offers.
A Twitter user by the name Full Makeup Alchemist posted a picture of Casarez dressed in a nice shirt, pants and tie asking for help.
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! pic.twitter.com/ewoE3PKFx7
— FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 27, 2018
The post went viral on social media after it got more than 1 lakh retweets and Casarez got as many as 200 job offers. According to a report by New York Post, the 26-year-old got job offers from Google, Bitcoin.com and many other startups.
Help poured in from other quarters as well:
Update: We’re putting him up in housing so he can focus on interviews, have a computer for him if needed, and he’ll be working with the @LambdaSchool careers team for interview practice if he doesn’t land a job quickly.
I’ll be shocked if he isn’t hired a month from now. https://t.co/RnAiNd3pfr
— Austen Allred (@AustenAllred) July 29, 2018
Emailed him. He’ll be taken care of one way or another, probably doesn’t even need us. Anyone else with this much gumption and hustle please send my way. https://t.co/RnAiNd3pfr
— Austen Allred (@AustenAllred) July 28, 2018
Casarez has been living in his car for the past one year and had been surviving on odd freelance jobs. Last month, his car was repossessed after which he started sleeping in the park. But now, he is overwhelmed by all the support that he got online.
He even took to Twitter to thank everyone who helped him.
Thank you everyone for the outpouring of support! I am completely floored by how many are interested in my #Hungry4Success story. I have met several who have been or currently are in the same situation tell me their story. I am glad to be an inspiration for you all.
— David Casarez (@DavidCasarez17) July 29, 2018