This Formerly-Homeless Man Runs 30 Miles a Day to Help Others
Since 1992, Arthur McNeil has been running 30 miles a day, six days a week to raise money and awareness for homelessness. McNeil was addicted to drugs at age 13 and had lived on the streets for eight years. He was eventually able to turn his life around but never forgot the people he’d met along the way who were also struggling. Although the 61-year-old was never a distance runner, he decided to start to bring awareness to issues like gentrification and high rents that contribute to homelessness. Note that this inspirational documentary short contains a little profanity but its message of redemption and compassion shine through.