A security guard opened up his heart and home to a homeless father and son, who were total strangers.
LaMont Hammond, 37 and his little son, recently became homeless. LaMont did not have enough money for a hotel room but he did not also want his son to brave the cold nights on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.
Not knowing what to do, LaMont took his 8-year-old son to the nearby Waffle House to plan his next move.
That is where he met security guard Amen Webster (a total stranger to LaMont).
Amen instantly noticed the little boy shivering and the pain on the heartbroken father’s face. So, he quietly approached their table, sat down and asked what was wrong.
“I really was about to cry, but I was trying to be strong for my son. I did not have enough money for a hotel room. They were all too expensive. I was stressed out because I didn’t want my son to have to stay in the streets,” the 37-year-old said, FOX 5 Atlanta reported.
As it turned out, Amen was no stranger to life on the streets. He himself had been in the same shoes as Hammond, which is why he was so quick to recognize the problem.
The father’s plight touched Amen and decided to help. The security guard told his boss that he needed to take a quick break and did the one amazing thing for the two. He took them to his own apartment.