Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.
For 35 years, an old homeless man spent his days writing beautiful poems and short stories, unseen by the world around him.
Day after day, Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho sat outside in his makeshift shelter, writing, writing, writing. He dreamt of the day his words would be published, let alone read by someone else. But then in spring of 2011, Raimundo’s life changed forever when he was befriended by a woman named Shalla. Shalla couldn’t help but notice Raimundo was never without his pen and pencil, scribbling away on his small scraps of paper.
One day, Raimundo gave Shalla one of his poems.
She was so struck by the man’s unbelievable writing that she created a Facebook page and shared his work with the world. Neither Shalla nor Raimundo ever expected what came next.
Once his poetry and stories were brought to light, someone unexpected emerged from the shadows.