James Moss was a single father who moved to New York from Denver with his one-year-old son Zhi. Everything was fine until he lost his job and accommodation and was forced to live on the streets with his son. Moss along with his son was looking for a shelter and that’s when Moss came across a motivational speaker and philanthropist Leon Logothetis.
Logothetis happens to be a former stockbroker and has started a worldwide movement called #GoBeKind, where he would go around looking for random acts of kindness and help people. After hearing Moss’s story Leon was moved by the father’s outlook towards life and his desire to give his son a good life. Moss said “Everything I do is for him” referring to his son in the interview.
Moss added that “The reason I made this move is for him. To be in a peaceful place, the mountains, and I want him to experience things that I missed growing up.” Logothetis first thanked Moss for sharing his story and then handed him $1,000 and paid for a seven-day hotel stay. Moss’s interview went viral and gained over 600k views on YouTube.
After hearing his story Kayla Heskett a resident of Kansas, set up a GoFundMe page to raise enough funds for Moss to buy a car so that he could commute to his barbershop. People were moved by his story and he became a beneficiary of $38,000 as reported by FOX31 reports. Moss was moved to tears when he saw people support him and called his supporters “angels in the sky.”
Moss moved out of his shelter and plans on buying a car with the money. His boss also let him bring Zhi to work until Moss could afford a day care. Moss said that he would never forget the act of kindness and would try his best to pay back some of his fortunes to people who require help.
Logothetis is planning to continue his #GoBeKind tour and is all set to head to Africa to continue with his humanitarian work. He also said that “Sometimes you need that one person to say you’re doing a good job, keep going.” He also said that sharing pain doesn’t make you weak. It makes you human, and therefore it is OK to share your pain with others.