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The Homeless Man Who Inspired a Town to Help Him

In a country of vast highways, suburban sprawl, and a spirit of self-reliance, someone like Victor Hubbard could easily go unnoticed—that is, if he weren’t from Kemah, Texas. For years, drivers and passersby noticed Victor stationed at the same intersection, rain or shine. Ginger Sprouse was one of the drivers who took the time to hear his story. After learning that he was alone, homeless, and suffering from a mental illness, she invited him to move in with her family. Then inspired by Victor’s endless optimism, the community offered whatever they could to help turn his life around.

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