‘Hope is the heaviest weight a man can carry’ is the quote that this amazing piece starts off with. Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho is one of many thousands of homeless people in Brazil. Raimundo has sat in the same position and place for the past 35 years, without a second thought from passers-by.
Until one day Shalla Monteiro noticed this man and decided to find out his story. Shalla came by every day to meet with Raimundo and the pair would talk for about an hour. Shalla discovered Raimundo amazing ability in poetry. She decided to set him up with a Facebook fan page to share his poems. What followed next was amazing.