The good Samaritan who took a chance on a young homeless man in New York City, offering to teach him how to write computer code, is seeing his good deed pay off.
In August, Patrick McConlogue, a New York entrepreneur, programmer and designer, gave the homeless guy an old laptop, three textbooks and an hour of his time each day for two months.
The result was a life changing offer that epitomizes the old adage, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”
“The community has gathered around Leo in a way I cannot describe with words,” wrote Patrick on their Facebook page, Journeyman Challenge. “The love and support of this has been immense.”
Leo Grand has already created a free app to promote carpooling by matching drivers to riders, called Trees for Cars.
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