“When he’s with me, I tend to get a few more dollars, and when he’s not with me — like yesterday — I didn’t get nothing at all.”
That’s what Miguel, a man struggling with homelessness, explained to NowThis when they asked him about his relationship with a musician named Chris Leamy. While Leamy was going home one night with his guitar in hand, he ran into a homeless woman who said that she’d make a lot more money if she had one of those, pointing to the instrument.
That exchange inspired the musician to use his talents for good by playing music next to homeless people to help them make some extra cash. From there, the #HePlaysForMe hashtag was born.