This Homeless Guy Passed out Resumes Instead of Asking for Money to Find His Dream Job

This Homeless Guy Passed out Resumes Instead of Asking for Money to Find His Dream Job

David Casarez has a ton of experience in web development, a relatively in-demand field. He graduated from Texas A&M University. He is articulate and intelligent enough to piece together a resume that lists all of his skills and past work history.

He was also out of a job, and fell on hard times. So hard that he became homeless and resorted to sleeping in parks in the Mountain View, California area.

Rather than flipping the system “the bird,” David got dressed, made a sign, and went on the highway to ask people for help. 

But, his idea of “help” was different than other roadside panhandlers you often see during your commute.

David decided that instead of asking for handouts, he’d hand something out himself: his resume.

Which caught the eye of tons of people, like Twitter user Jasmine Scofield, who asked David if she could take his photo and share news of his search for a job on Twitter.

Her post absolutely blew up — it has over 216,000 likes and 135,000 retweets as of right now.

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Jasmine spoke with David to find out more about his background and what spurred him to make such a drastic gesture.

For David, it’s his desire to have a successful tech career Silicon Valley, the mecca of the tech world. A “teccha” if you’ve got a penchant for terrible pun-amalgams.

As much of a desperate act as it was, it paid off. David ended up getting calls from Google, Netflix, and LinkedIn, among others.

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David’s persistence paved way for the viral moment that ultimately ended up nabbing him over 200 job offers. 

In an interview with The New York Post, David sounds like he’s still trying to process the happy-insanity that’s befallen him since Jasmine’s tweet went viral.

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“Google reached out to me…So many other companies. Pandora. A bunch of startups. A product manager for Bitcoin.com was wondering if I could work remotely or if I want to relocate to Tokyo. But tonight, I’ll be back on my bench in Rengstorff Park,” he told the Post.

The 26-year-old David left a good job with General Motors in Austin and moved out west in the hopes of launching his own tech startup.

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He cashed out his 401k and pounded the pavement in Silicon Valley looking for a job. He was living out of his 2015 Ford utility van. More than a year passed and David was still living in his van. Thanks to free Starbucks WiFi, David was able to pick up some freelance gigs, but hadn’t landed a full-time job.

“No one was hiring. I had an interview with Apple in January, but the job was filled interally,” He told the Post.

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David’s van was repossessed, and didn’t have anywhere to stay, except for a local park. Still, he didn’t give up hope: he kept applying to jobs, sleeping in the park day in, and day out. On Friday, July 27th, he decided to dress up to “look presentable” to prospective employers. 

He carried his “Hungry 4 Success” sign and a stack of resumes.

“It was basically a make-or-break moment. I wanted to keep my head up high, keep looking forward and see what opportunity would come next,” he said.

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For David, the over-the-top gesture signaled the end of the line for him. It was his last-ditch effort to try and finally make it in Silicon Valley before cutting his losses and returning to his hometown.

“I was thinking, you know, like this was like my last stop. If this didn’t work, I’d go back home and give up on my dream.”

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A few hours passed before Jasmine stopped her car and snapped a photo of David and shared it online. From that fateful moment, the job offers kept pouring in for the young man.

We were all raised on movies that are filled with stories of people being driven to the edge where they’re forced to go past their breaking point before something finally pans out for them. For many who do this, things don’t pan out and they eventually give up. I’m happy that in David’s case, he did not.

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Someone Is Scratching Creepy Messages Into Banana Peels For People To Find

There is one thing humans are always trying to do and that’s freak each other out. Just look at what we do with clowns. If something innocent and sweet can be turned towards evil ends, we will. Take, for instance, the banana.

Writer and producer Kevin Biegel has introduced a new element of fear to the preferred fruit of toddlers and the potassium-deficient. He takes a harmless, ordinary banana, scratches a haunting message into it. Then…he waits.

At first the message is barely visible:

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But then the words will surface:

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HELP!! That banana KNOWS about me! Friends of Biegel’s will suspect him if something like this happens in their fruit bowl, but what if you live alone? What if you put a banana in your grocery basket, and it appears as you unpack at home? I’m crushing a banana in my hand and screaming just thinking about it.

Unfortunately, the idea has gone viral and we’re all vulnerable to banana terror now. People love it so much, they think it could be a plot twist in movie:

A movie with a very obvious name:

In fact, people like it so much it got turned into a meme:

Something tells me this will be the new trend for summer:

There’s a lot of directions you could go. Messages from a sentient banana:

Once it occurs to you to do this, it’s pretty hard to resist the pull.

Biegel didn’t invent the idea; people shared some of their fruit art in the replies:

This banana message trend is just getting heated up. The sky is the limit for where it can go, so buy your banana bunch and experiment. Perhaps with terrifying your children:

Kids are already afraid of fruits and vegetables, anyway.

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Petsmart Employee Helps Dog Owner Find Discontinued Toy For Picky Dog

Everyone’s dog has a favorite toy that they just won’t put down. Every other toy pales in comparison and just won’t live up to their high standards. Unfortunately, those toys tend to get destroyed over time, and if they get discontinued, it can be hard to find a suitable replacement if your pup is particularly picky.

Twitter user Kelli Brown’s 12-year-old dog Jaxon is one of those pups. He’s spent most of his life in love with a green dinosaur designed by Top Paw that Petsmart no longer sells. And while he’s only small, it’s slowly getting destroyed. 

Back in January, Brown put out a call to see if they might have any sitting around in a warehouse. 

People suggested similar looking toys, but apparently, Jaxon is smart enough to know the difference. 

Thankfully, a Petsmart employee was able to find some in their clearance section.  

A month later and Jaxon is a very happy boy. 

Playing with so many toys is exhausting work. 

Judging by Ken’s response, it was worth all the effort. 

And people were very appreciative. 

The Internet can be great at times. 

Jaxon has enough dinosaurs to last him a while. 

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25 Memes Everyone Who Is Pretty Basic Will Find Way Too Relatable

People just don’t seem to understand how difficult it is being basic. Though What Do You Meme? has done a pretty good job at summing up the trials and tribulations with their new Basic expansion pack

In case you’ve been living under a rock, What Do You Meme? is a hilarious new party game where you compete with your friends to combine images with their perfect caption. We decided to highlight some of the best combinations from the new expansion…

2. You didn’t say there was going to be commitment… 

3. This is literally so relatable. 

4. But I brought pajamas… 

6. What am I supposed to do now?! 

7. Probably would have just regretted it any way…

8. Doing the lord’s work. 

12. Guess i’m going to have to hide my hands for a week…

14. We’ve been here for a week. 

16. I SAW THE COLOSSEUM.  

18. You don’t get to see me in the light of day. 

19. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME. 

20. And college expects ME to pay THEM?! 

21. I can’t get within 50 yards. 

22. We’re not even half way through! 

23. Time for five days of pain. 

24. It’s Brittany, not Britney. 

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People Find The New Product 'Beer For Women' Hilariously Sexist

A Czech company is brewing a very special beer. This beer is called Aurosa, it comes in a beautiful bottle, and it’s meant for women. Finally! Finally I get to find out what all the fuss is about!

The Daily Mailreports that Aurosa was created by a woman named Martina Smirov, and the company has been branding itself on Instagram as the place to go for millennial pink travel photos in which women discreetly drink fermented hops out a wine glass. According toHello Giggles, Smirov has said that Aurosa is the “First Beer For Her,” which aside from being untrue, is also pretty insulting to women. Are you trying to erase all those forties I drank freshman year of college, lady?

While there probably will be people who find Aurosa’s pink packaging and lifestyle brand appealing, many more are enjoying mocking Smirov and her company online:

Someone even pointed out how weird the description of Aurosa is. Kind of sounds like the beer is made literally inside of a woman?

Smirov responded on Facebook, writing:

Beer, wine or any alcohol has no gender. However, the beer industry is largely dominated by men. And culturally, even as more women enter the industry as brewers, pub owners, drinkers, beer can still pretty much feel like a masculine affair.Statistically speaking, women are inclined to drink less beer. Why? Brewers, men and generally, the society have operated under the misconception that women do not like beer or that it is a man’s drink. This has been rendered into the media and the marketing system. The tasteless and sexist marketing that brewing companies use illustrates that point clearly. Aurosa was never intended to take part in sexism, feminism or the like. It was never intended to dictate what women should or shouldn’t drink. We are simply a brand that wants to offer beer in an elegant and beautiful bottle, something that has not been done before, for those women who want it and who’s lifestyle we fit.

The lifestyle Smirov has in mind is a rich one. Twelve ounces of Aurosa costs about $ 13. Women paying more for the same product sounds like old news to me.

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Internet Bands Together To Find Woman's 147-Year-Old Wedding Dress

Tess Newall, a bride from Edinburgh, Scotland, got married in June wearing the same gown every woman in her family has worn since her great-great-grandmother. Even cooler? Her great-great-grandmother made it herself way back in 1870.

Some time later, the newlywed took the 147-year-old dress to Kleen Cleaners for a specialty dry clean. But soon after, the store fell into liquidation and Newall was told by administrators Wylie & Bisset that her dress had been lost in the process. 

Distressed, Newall took to Facebook in the hopes that someone might recognize the family heirloom. Her post quickly acquired more than 300,000 shares and 43,000 comments.

She wrote in full:

I have just found out that the dry cleaners have lost my much loved wedding dress. It was made by my Great Great Granny in 1870 (I altered the top) and I wore it in June 2016. Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh used to be the best but recently fell into crooked hands and have gone into liquidation. It seems that the dress was taken to be sold so it could be winging its way anywhere. Please share this far and wide in case anyone stumbles across it! I realise there are far greater issues in the world but it means the world to us. More family memories need to be woven into its threads.

Thank you so so much.

Love Tess x</span>

Somehow, the post made its way onto the Facebook feed of the person who now owns the building. He checked what was behind by the previous administrators and found “a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor.”

The owner let Newall&apos;s parents into the shop, where they found that it was the dress they&apos;d been looking for. Newall updated her post to thank everyone for sharing the post.

Despite this letter received today saying..

“it appears that your dress was NOT located with the wedding dresses within the store and as such was DISPOSED OF when the premises were cleared”

..We received a phone call from the very kind landlord of the shop property who had read about it through this amazing response. He checked what was left by the administrators Wylie & Bisset and found a crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor. My mum and dad have just been let into the shop and to their amazement and joy it is our dress! (Still with our ticket attached, but not even cleaned)</span>

But they still have one hurdle left: Actually retrieving the dress and taking it home.

Frustratingly – a representative of Wylie & Bisset who showed up after weeks of ignoring our pleas to let us in insisted that for “procedural reasons” he must take it back to his office in Glasgow, but assure us it will be delivered safely back to us on Monday.

My family can&apos;t thank you all enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us into the shop before it was too late, and are over the moon to be *almost* reunited with Dora&apos;s dress</span>

Still, Facebook commenters were ecstatic at the news. “So very pleased for you,” one user wrote. “Nice to have a happy ending for a change.” The power of the Internet never ceases to amaze. 

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Parents Turn To Facebook To Help Find The Custom-Blanket They Took Their Baby Home In

I remember nearly every detail, down to the socks he was wearing, when I first brought my son home from the hospital. The way I gingerly put him in the car seat. The way my wife kept looking at him as she sat in the back of the car. His little polar bear onesie and how the flowers in the vase tipped over and got water all over my laptop, breaking it. Me being angry for two seconds then looking at my son’s face and forgetting all about it.

I still have the clothes my baby boy was wearing that day tucked away. I can’t wait to show him that blanket and outfit in the future. And who knows? If he has a kid one day maybe they can use the same outfit and blanket, but that’s years from now.

Most likely the blanket and clothes will be lost or destroyed from now until then, but I admit that if I lost that t hing now, I’d be crushed.

Just like this family was to discover that the homemade blanket they brought their baby girl from the hospital in went missing.

So her parents put out the word in hopes that their blankie would be found.

Today at brunch (McGuire’s) somewhere between our walk inside, while we were eating, or our exit out of the restaurant, our precious girl’s blanket went missing. (This is the blanket she sleeps with every night and was brought home from the hospital wrapped in). Unaware of this until we made it home, I rushed back to McGuire’s with no luck, searched the whole restaurant up and down along with the parking lot. I know social media is big nowadays so every share means a lot and we would really like to have the blanket returned, no harm no foul on whether it was accidentally picked up and forgot about or whatever may have happened to it. Please share this and hopefully this hand-made, sentimental blanket can be returned to the rightful owner, contact me if it is found, thank you all. Corey Ness – (850)-293-2176! ?

People began sharing their message, but so far, it hasn’t turned up.

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If you happen to come across the blanket, hit them up!

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Demi Lovato And Joe Jonas Recreated Their ‘Gotta Find You’ Duet From Camp Rock

Disney fans that were in Future Now’s Washington, DC stop on Tuesday night were in for quite the treat when Joe Jonas walked onstage to join Demi Lovato and his brother Nick.

Fans started cheering within the first few strums as he took them eight years back by singing “Gotta Find You” from Disney’s hit TV Movie Camp Rock.

Demi followed up by performing the movie’s female protagonist Mitchie Torres’s “This Is Me” while Nick accompanied her on guitar.

Fans had a blast.  Demi and Joe even hugged it out before Joe said, “Now that we did all the sentimental bullshit, let’s have some fun,” and went right into DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean.”

Here’s a closer look at the trip back in time from another fan:

This was the movie that launched their careers 8 years ago, and they’ve shown fans that despite all their success, they haven’t forgotten their roots.

(h/t mtv)

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People Are Losing Their Minds While Trying To Find The Cell Phone In This Photo

In order to momentarily distract ourselves from the tragedy and political strife that’s plaguing our world, we might as well turn to the Internet for a little useless entertainment. For those of us who love optical illusions (or Where’s Waldo), this is the jackpot. In the image below, there is a cell phone lying somewhere on a rug. And no, it’s not digitally edited in, it just has a patterned phone case that nicely matches the decor. 

Jeya May Cruz, a sales representative at Dell, first posted this photo to Facebook, challenging people to find the phone. 

As with any optical illusion, it takes forever to find and then you can’t remember how you didn’t see it immediately. But, in all fairness, this is a very inconspicuous phone case. 

Found it? If not, behold: 

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Now you can’t stop seeing it, right?

The infuriating camouflaging phone went viral almost immediately.

In less than a week, the photo racked up 121,000 likes and over 15,000 shares on Facebook. 

…We hope everyone enjoyed their few seconds of frustration that had nothing to do with death or guns. (h/t someecards)

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