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@joshuacoombes - Throw back to #DoSomethingForNothing in Mexico 🇲🇽❤️ I still think about Henrico today and wonder how he's doing. Here's the story from that day we met -
This is Henrico, 50 years old.
I met Henrico in Parque de las Palapas, a square where lots of people gather in downtown Cancún. When I first approached him, he was upset and searching for something - "I just fell asleep for twenty minutes and woke up and someone had stolen my books." It was sad to see him like this and the perfect opportunity to show him some kindness.
Henrico is Italian, his wife divorced him eight years ago, so he left Italy and went to South America stopping in Rio de jeniro first of all. He then moved on from Brazil and went to Colombia, then El Salvador. Speaking Portuguese, Spanish, French and English he has no problems getting to know new people. In El Salvador he fell in love with a women and started working on her fathers coffee farm for two years. Unfortunately things didn't work out between them so he moved once more to Mexico, where he intends to try stay to apply for residency.
Henrico used to live here in Cancún for two years when he was younger., when he trained to be a scuba diving instructor. He has fond memories and decided this as good a place as any to start a new life. At present, without any money, Henrico is waiting for a lucky break. It seems these long days in limbo have taken it's toll on him, as I can see that he now relies heavily on alcohol to get him through. This doesn't make things any easier, but there was a twinkle in his eye that nobody will take away from him, I'm optimistic he'll get off the street. Just the couple hours we spent together turned his day around. He was buzzing during the haircut, singing, laughing and saying - "God has blessed me today." After the haircut he took us on a tour of the the local area, pointing out every building and what it is used for. Also telling me facts and stories about Mayan history. I love this guy. #DoSomethingForNothing
When you're travelling to work this morning, try a smile! 😊
(If you haven't got this sign on you that is 😉) #DoSomethingForNothing
Incredible evening and panel discussion at the kick starter event for @papakowbaiden book 'In Our Hands' - This gives the public a better insight into homelessness and challenging all the stereotypes that surround the issue. Amazingly inspiring guy, on a mission for change. Visit his page and help support if you can! ❤️#DoSomethingForNothing
Meet @papakombaiden - This evening, he'll be hosting his Kickstarter launch event, sharing the result of two and a half years of work on his book 'In Our Hands' I'm really happy to be attending as part of a panel discussion. Hope to see you there! For more details on the event, see link in bio section 👍 - @joshuacoombes
Meet Chris @leamy_alone - His #DoSomethingForNothing is incredible. Chris goes out on the streets of New York City with his guitar and plays to people sleeping rough there. Bringing smiles via music! 😊 What an amazing way to give. I know how much music means to me each day, go check out his page to see what it means to the people he meets 🙌🏽
Give it up for @brynjaywhitmore 🙌🏽 I had the pleasure of speaking to him, amongst other young hair stylists and barbers about #DoSomethingForNothing in Wales last year. It's amazing to see the ripple effect - they're now using their skills to spread the love, cutting hair of the homeless community in Gloucester. Incredibly talented barber and an inspiration. Keep it up little bro! 👊🏽-@joshuacoombes
If you haven't heard me mention them before, meet Lolly @realhumanist and Britt @the_brittjames -
In short, the impact these two have on their communities each day is incredible. Not just in Philadelphia but across the U.S and beyond. They inspire me and so many others. I was lucky enough to meet them on a recent trip, so yeah, I can say first hand how bloody amazing they are! 🙌🏽 We spent the weekend together on the streets of Philly. I saw just how much love they give to the homeless there, providing hope for those who can feel all but lost.
This is the greatest thing about social media, just how connected we all are now. If we can keep on harnessing this for good, the possibilities are endless. If you're inspired then join this movement where you are. This can start with just you and a few friends heading out one day to show people who feel forgotten that you care. Compassion starts with just sitting down and listening. Big love to all of you for constant support, this is the beginning. #DoSomethingForNothing -@joshuacoombes ✌🏽❤️
Happy Easter! @joshuacoombes checking in 😊 If you haven't already seen the amazing work @JadeStreetVet does then check this post. I still remember the first time Jade emailed asking how to get involved with #DoSomethingForNothing and just look at her now! You're a true inspiration. From left to right - Ghost, Carlos, Babes and Jack! Babes received some pain relief for a sore leg, flea and worn treatment and a groom! Ghost was microchipped , Carlos and Jack were groomed and received flea and worm treatment. All went away with a bag of dog essentials 🐶❤️
A highlight from #WWIM15London this weekend was gathering together to stop and appreciate this man and his music. We shared smiles, tears and a connection in that moment. #dosomethingfornothing
Thanks for the shot @romilux. Everyones images from this weekend's meet are a joy to scroll through!
We're loving the @makers4refugees project - what an incredible example of people across the globe coming together to make a difference! 👊🏻 #dosomethingfornothing
Each week a different artisan is selling their products via their Instagram feeds with proceeds going to @helprefugeesuk. Follow the project on #makers4refugees @makers4refugees.
📷 @allison_sadler_ / @christian_sadler_
Terrible scenes in #London today. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the families affected. We're mobilising onto the streets of London on Saturday 25th. If you're moved by today's events, join us, and let's show London some love on Saturday. 11.00am Battersea Power Station. Link in bio for sign up and info. We'll be doing acts of kindness all over the city. Hope to see you there to #dosomethingfornothing
#DoSomethingForNothing day! 🙌🏽 Join the us for a day of kindness - meetup.com/London-Instagram Over 200 signed up! WHO'S IN?? ❤️
Hey everyone! How's 2017 treating you so far? @joshuacoombes here - It's so amazing to see others posting on #DoSomethingForNothing - sharing stories and compassion in your community. Keep it up✌️I've been out in U.S recently - Here's my time in Philly! We had an awesome team that went out that day - ever thankful to the amazing @realhumanist and @the_brittjames for showing me the city. Go follow them to see some inspirational giving! 🎥@nicholas.bergmann
Corina stops to listen to people living on the streets in Barcelona. Just using a bit of your time each week can be so important. It might be enough to restore someone's faith in humanity 🙏🏼 // @cori4a - This is Pilar. She's 60 years old. I met her in Barcelona, on Pelaio street. She's been living on the streets for 5 years. Pilar is from Valencia, but doesn't know where her family is now. She is a happy soul, always makes me laugh and she still dreams for a better future. #DoSomethingForNothing
Even stopping to have a conversation is a great way to #dosomethingfornothing ✌🏼That's what @bee_atlarge did with Mathew, in this post from Sydney, Australia.
You never know when you could be talking to somebody that's lost hope. You have the potential to provide it again. Just listening can be so important.
@jadestreetvet working hard in central London today 🙌🏼 She met Lachlan at Trafalgar square with his dog Misty. Lachlan has been on the streets since 1975. She gave Misty a check over, administered flea and worming treatment and trimmed her nails. Misty had a lump that Jade advised should be removed and recommended Lachlan take Misty to the Blue Cross for this. Jade didn't leave without also giving out some dog chews and a toy 🐶❤️ #DoSomethingForNothing
@joshuacoombes checking in - I met these students from Sweden this week. They got in touch with me to learn more about what we've been doing and to take this ethos back home with them ✌🏽🇸🇪
We're starting to speak about the #dosomethingfornothing message in schools and colleges. It's so important to teach young people the value of using social media for good ❤️ #DoSomethingForNothing