For nearly 35 years, Raimunodo Arruda Sobrinho lived alone and homeless in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has become locally known for sitting in the same spot day in and day out, writing his poetry. In April 2011, he was befriended by Shalla Monteiro, a young woman who was so impressed by his poetry that she set up a Facebook page to feature Raimundo’s writing and ultimately, help him with his dream of publishing a book someday.
What happened next was something neither of them could have expected. Watch!
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If you wish to read some of Raimundo’s poetry, visit his Facebook page (maintained by Shalla), Facebook/ocondicionado.