This Man Is Already Homeless. Now Some Idiot Has Made Him Even More Miserable.

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Meet Ronald Davis, who lives rough on the streets of Chicago. What he has to say about the way people treat him is a lesson to all of us. You may never look at a homeless person the same way again. Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-man-is-already-homeless-now-some-idiot-has-made-him-even-more-miserable

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Meet Tiffany. She Works For Walmart, And She’s Got Something To Tell You.

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There’s something wrong with this picture. Well, actually a lot of somethings… Fact Check Time! 1. America’s taxpayers subsidize Walmart to the tune of $900,000 per year per store: umm, yes. 2. The majority of Walmart employees earn less than $23,850 (U.S. poverty line for a family of four). Here’s source 1 and source 2. […]

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A Young Boy Shines Shoes To Get By, But That's Not What Keeps Him Up At Night

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We don’t get to choose the life we’re born into, but if we’re lucky, we can decide what we try to do from there. And for some, that just might mean starting fires in the middle of the night. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-young-boy-shines-shoes-to-get-by-but-thats-not-what-keeps-him-up-at-night

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When She Found Out A Poor Mom Sold Her Baby, She Decided To Change Things A Little At A Time

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A wonderful story of how one visitor to Cambodia saw a way to make a difference in the lives of a few poor women and how that grew to affect many more people. It’s a little microcosm of the concept of “pay it forward,” I think. Read more: http://upworthy.com/when-she-found-out-a-poor-mom-sold-her-baby-she-decided-to-change-things-a-little-at-a-time

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He Had A Show That Everyone Loved, But Then He Took On A Taboo Topic — Which Went Over Hilariously

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Maybe it’s strange to describe a deep dive into income inequality as “pure delight,” but that’s just what John Oliver brings to the table. And stick around till the end to see if this hilarious Brit pulls your number. (Not an innuendo.) Read more: http://upworthy.com/he-had-a-show-that-everyone-loved-but-then-he-took-on-a-taboo-topic-which-went-over-hilariously

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I’m Starting To Think About My Tax Return, And This Guy Makes A Ton Of Sense

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Most of us don’t have the option to NOT pay federal income tax (well, we do, but eventually at a huge financial and personal cost) but what this bishop has to say is spot-on — that is, why is our tax money going to fund wars and the military-industrial complex when we’ve got people starving […]

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Just Watch This Man Draw For 2 Minutes And 30 Seconds. I Dare You To Tell Me He's Wrong.

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If you think the government should do more to help its poorest citizens earn a living, you’ll love this. If you think the government is too big and should stop giving handouts … you should also love this. Read more: http://upworthy.com/just-watch-this-man-draw-for-2-minutes-and-30-seconds-i-dare-you-to-tell-me-hes-wrong

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A Dude Got Tired Of A Congressman Taking Legal Bribes, So He Had No Choice. Time For A Prank.

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Let’s be honest. There’s a smidge of corruption in Washington. It’s gotten so bad that congresscritters openly admit the system is broke, but they still take legal bribes instead of fixing it. If you want to be kept up to date as their mission continues, you could Like Represent.Us on Facebook. If you think that […]

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