“Generally speaking bars are not usually bastions of grace and kindness.” Steve Hartman’s sentiment may be true, but watering-hole owner Jimmy Gilleece in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., turned that stereotype on its head.

“He was living in the woods and hadn’t eaten in 2 days. I could tell he needed help,” he told Hartman.

Tenaciously trying to recover a patron’s lost property is admirable all on its own; but it’s another another thing entirely to change the life of the homeless boy out of sheer compassion, and helping him realize his own potential in the process.

All in the same story.

I have questions for Mr. Gilleece and will update this post if I hear back. 🔵


Will Pollocksideways is an Atlanta-based freelance multimedia journalist focusing on pop-culture, politics, journalism & media, retail, real estate, travel, politics, and human interest.

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