Ron Davis R.I.P.: HOMELESS MAN TEARS UP: “I’M NOT A BUM, I’M A HUMAN BEING”

R.I.P. Ron Davis, whose tearful and dignified cry for the homeless has moved 1.5 million people since his video was posted in 2013. Ron died on November 30 – but his son Tyron wasn’t notified until December 20 because Ron had no I.D.

Here’s the original, touching 4-min video of Ron on the streets being interviewed – putting a face to people we see daily, randomly, on the street. Ron describes his life being homeless, and tears up as he describes the indignities.

“I’m not a bum, I’m a human being,” he says, choking up with tears.

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This video was shot in 2012 by a team of students at DePaul University, under the supervision of Media Ethics professor Kim Clark – and has recently been spread virally due to a post on Reddit, and the upcoming PBS series.

Here’s the original YouTube post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-j36_9xPGY

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