Cops in Georgia recently found a 19-year-old kid named Fred Barley staying in a tent near Gordon State College, 50 miles south of Atlanta. And they were planning to make him leave . . . until they started talking to him.
It turned out he’s been homeless for a while. But he was there to take classes, and showed up before the dorms opened so he could find a job.
And he got there by borrowing his little brother’s BMX bike, and riding it 50 MILES in 100-degree heat.
So instead of kicking him off campus, the cops put him up in a motel room for a few nights. Then people in the community found out about it, and bought him a bunch of other stuff, including a new bike that actually fit him. And a local pizza place gave him a JOB.
Then someone set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his tuition. They stopped accepting donations this past Sunday after it raised over 184 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Fred posted a video on Facebook after the money started pouring in, and said he’s only going to use it to pay for stuff he NEEDS right now. And he’s saving the rest of it, because he eventually wants to go to medical school. (WSB-TV / Fox5Atlanta)