The woman who uploaded a degrading photo of a homeless McDonald's worker sleeping in one of the restaurant's booths is apologizing for her deed saying, 'I didn't want to hurt him.'
Luann Cofield snapped a photo of Simon Childs, 21, earlier this week as he was resting in a Fayette County at McDonald's in between shifts and shared it on Facebook, ranting that the homeless population was 'just another reason for me to leave Fayetteville.'
While her post was scathing, it ended up changing Childs' life.
Childs was going through a hard time with the photograph was taken as his mother recently passed away and he was working to provide for his four-month-old baby.
'I’ve been going through a hard time with my mom passing,' he said to WSB-TV in an interview last week.
Following the viral photo, the local Georgia community rallied behind him and donated a new SUV, a new wardrobe, a free haircut, and helped him land a job at a construction site.
Last week Georgia woman Luann Cofield shared picture of sleeping homeless man Simon Childs, 21, on Facebook to shame him. Her post went viral and inadvertently helped him out as Good Samaritans gave him donations, a new SUV and helped him land a new job. Childs smiling above with his new car
The two met on Friday outside the McDonald's where the original photo was take and hugged, putting all the bad blood behind them. Cofield's original Facebook post above
'I'm no longer sleeping at McDonald's so that's good...I feel great,' Childs said to WSBTV.
The two met on Friday outside the McDonald's where the original photo was take and hugged, putting all the bad blood behind them.
'I’m sorry, you know?