While distributing backpacks to those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, we have had the opportunity to meet and talk to some truly amazing people with incredible stories in the process. Everyone has a story, and we look forward to sharing them below:
While we were passing out bags today, we met an amazing person named Scott Maurice Thomas, a.k.a. “The Mayor.” He is the self-proclaimed mayor of Woodruff Park and one of the nicest people we have ever met. He has been homeless off and on for 7 years as he sometimes stays at his 88-year-old uncle’s house to care for him. He looks out for everyone at the park and helped pass out bags along with us. Scott loves being outside in nature, and he hangs out with one of his best friends that he has known for 27 years. Two of his many memorable sayings are 'the laughing and smiling stops the crying' and 'I look out for the cookout'.