Adam Gillian was a familiar face to antique store owner Alex Archbold, as the homeless man had previously sold items he’d discovered in the trash to Archbold’s shop in Edmonton, Canada. After Gillian had picked up a Disney print and passed it on to Archbold, however, the buyer realized that the item in question was actually something quite special. And with that, he began searching the streets for Gillian in order to reveal his surprise.
Those of us fortunate enough to have not experienced homelessness can only imagine what living on the streets is like. It can take away your identity, for example, as well as your dignity and even your social standing as a person. Then there are the basic struggles for food, hydration, warmth and survival.