DENVER, Colo. – When James Moss moved to Denver from New York City with his young son, he thought he had everything planned for a better future.
“I want him to experience things that I missed growing up,” James said. “I just want to be there.”
However, life will throw curve balls that catch you off guard.
“I just got here a couple days ago. I had a job set up and some housing arrangements set up. The housing arrangements fell through; right now, I’m homeless,” James told a stranger, who turned out to be Leon Logothetis.
Logothetis was on a mission to visit several cities around the country to spread little acts of kindness to those in need.
While all his stories were touching, James’ hit a nerve.
Viewers couldn’t help but become inspired by his attitude, even though he was struggling.
“You have to be brought down to your humblest point so you can appreciate other things that are waiting for you,” James said. “Don’t let it consume you.”
At that point, Logothetis revealed that he would be giving James $1,000 as an act of kindness. He also offered to put him up in a hotel for a week to help him get on his feet.
One month after the video aired, Moss says he currently has a job as a barber and brings his son to work with him since he can’t afford daycare.
They are staying at a homeless shelter until he can find a place to stay and find reliable transportation.
After the video began spreading, a stranger created a GoFundMe account to help James get back on his feet.
He says he learned about the account when it hit $6,000 and he believed that it was a joke.
As a result, Moss created a video to thank all the people who donated and sent prayers his way.
“I never thought that a small act of kindness like that would spark a huge chain reaction,” he said.