It’s been a hard time for Shelby Hudgens.
After his home burned down last November, he moved to Colorado hoping for a fresh start, bringing nothing but his dog and his car with him. Once he arrived, however, his luck never turned. Hudgens has been living out of his vehicle ever since, despite the bitter winter cold.
But that’s all about to change.
Last weekend, news cameras caught the homeless man helping push drivers up a snow-covered hill for more than three hours. Three hours!
“If anybody gets stuck out here, I’d be more than happy to push their car out again,” he told News5.
Once his story hit the airwaves, an outpouring of support quickly followed. A woman set up a GoFundMe page, which as of Thursday raised just shy of $5,000. Others donated a few nights at a local hotel, food for Hudgen’s dog and he even received a few job offers.
“There are no words that can express the gratitude that I really have for all of this,” he said in a separate video posted on Youtube. “This week I’m definitely going to be replying to people who say they have job offers. I’m definitely going to be trying to find my own apartment to stay in and everything.”
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