Carlos, a 45-year-old man from Chaco, is homeless and sleeps on duty at the Fernández Hospital. A few weeks ago, he went to a bar on the corner of Cerviño and Bulnes to ask for hot water for mate like every day. However, that morning, he got a particular surprise that changed all of his plans.
“I always saw him, it occurred to me to offer him a job and he said yes,” said Gastón, manager of Esquina Cortés. According to what he revealed in a conversation with Telenoche, he did not believe that he was going to attend since, on many occasions, he had offered the opportunity to other people in the same situation and they had never shown up. “The next day, Carlitos was first than everyone,” he added.
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Her story went viral thanks to a publication made by Sandra, one of her co-workers, who was surprised by the attitude she had towards the proposal. “The question was whether Carlos would appear, everyone was betting that he wouldn't, but he shut us all down,” she wrote on her Facebook account.
According to the woman, it occurred to her to publish the surprising event after reflecting on the prejudice that exists against homeless people. “I know many people who want to get out, who are fallen out of the system and don't have the opportunity,” she told Telenoche.
In addition, he highlighted that “he is responsible, hard-working, a good colleague and a good person” and that he saw in him “the desire to progress.”
Now, Carlos works as a bachero in a cafe near the Fernández Hospital. (Photo: Telenoche)
Before starting to work as a bachero, Carlos looked for work in different places and “knocked on many doors,” but was unsuccessful. Almost three years ago he had arrived from Chaco to Buenos Aires and the only option he had was to go out and ask for food: “I was cold and hungry in the rain, and they told me to wait.”
Today, with a smile full of pride, he has been working in the cafeteria for more than 20 days. “There is hope, we have to move forward. It is putting your own will and working. “I am very grateful,” she expressed.
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Although Carlos is still living on the street, his goal is to earn money and be able to rent a room to stop living on the street. “My dream is to get ahead,” he concluded.