Formerly homeless man now has a place to call home
A 22-year-old woman turned to TikTok to share the heartfelt realities of working a full-time job and living out of her car.
In the viral clip that racked over 5.1 million views, Home Depot employee Aaliyah (@oc.liyahh) said she worked a 40 hour week. She confessed to taking showers at Planet Fitness and brushing her hair and teeth in a local place with early opening hours.
"[People] wonder why you're always so tired and barely smile," she penned.
A few commentators accused Aaliyah of "faking her homelessness", which prompted her to follow up video.
In the TikTok captioned, "I'm running off 2hrs of sleep literally, I wish it was a f***ing lie", the young woman showed the set up in the car filled with bags of stuff.
She later shared a separate clip in a Planet Fitness locker room, reading: "I hate to go in with a bag and then leaving 15-20 minutes later, with different clothes on."
"But I'm still here to make money so I can eat and even get a hotel sometimes." #fypシ #viraltiktok
In a positive turn of events, Aaliyah thanked everyone who recommended the Homer Fund, adding that she is "beyond grateful."
She said: "I wanna thank the homer fund and everybody who suggested it, with everybody's support they reached out to me and gave me emergency funding to get a hotel for some time. Hopefully, I'll get permanent housing."
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