Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Who is your Amy Jo?

Greg Smith, 25, of Orlando, Florida, is founder of a fitness company called Hybrid Athletes. According to Greg's Facebook page, he noticed a homeless woman while walking downtown. He saw her for several days, and she never asked for money. Instead, she smiled and said, "Good morning, sir. Have a great day. God bless." Eventually, he and Amy Jo began meeting for lunch each Tuesday and recently she confided that she could not read. "So now not only do Amy Jo and I have lunch, I'm teaching her to read. I rent one book a week and we read it together on Tuesday. She practices on her own for the rest of the week."

                                                                                                                  Greg Smith
After a recent lunch date, he had a surprise for her. "I said, 'we're gonna take a little walk' since the hotel where he'd rented a room for her was a few blocks from the restaurant." He said when she realized where they were going, she gasped and began to cry. Since checking her in, Greg has dropped off many donations he received to help her, including groceries, clothes and money. She told him she took three showers in her bathroom, adding, "I'm so happy we met. I love you." Smith has established a foundation in her honor to help other homeless people in the community. He said, "I'm got a number of people working on trying to find her a place where she can stay the rest of her life. Hopefully a place where she can live and work." And he asks each of us, "Who is your Amy Jo?"

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