Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho

“Damned is the man who abandons himself.” – Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho

From Homelessness To Published Author

“Damned is the man who abandons himself.” – Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho

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Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day. In April 2011, he was befriended by a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed by his poetry and wanting to help him with his dream of publishing a book, she created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. Neither could have expected what happened next.

See more about Raimundo and his poetry on his Facebook Page maintained by Shalla: facebook.com/ocondicionado

And let this video be a reminder that if you’ve got a dream then protect it because it can always become real, no matter how bleak things may appear.

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