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I met Popcorn on the streets of San Francisco. He came to San Francisco from Michigan, and he found himself unemployed after losing his job as a hotel worker and security guard.

Popcorn has an interesting optimism and upbeat tone as he talks, even though life on the streets is hard. When I asked him how life was, he responded, “Not too bad. It could be better.”

He’s been on the streets for five years now. And to escape the cold night, he sleeps over a grate with boxes around him. Panhandling gives him money for food, and he lives day-to-day beyond that.

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