Luann Cofield from Fayetteville, Georgia saw a Fayette County McDonald's worker sleeping in a booth in between shifts and decided to shame him on social media with the caption: 'just another reason for me to leave Fayetteville'
Her (now deleted) Facebook post read:
'I was in the McDonald's in the middle of town and I saw this guy sleeping in the booth, I go tell an employee that someone is asleep in their booth and her response was "Oh yeah, we know, hee hee, it's ok", and I said, "Not really, but whatever."'
That post ended up sparking public outrage... prompting her to delete her Facebook account.
What she didn't realize at the time, was that THAT man, Simon Childs, 21, had recently lost his mother, was homeless and a new father to a four-month-old baby. She apologized and said, 'I didn't want to hurt him.' She told Childs, 'I’m sorry, you know? Because you know that horrified me. That breaks my heart for you,'
Ironically, her post changed his life; Childs began receiving good karma. He started receiving donations, a free haircut, and even a new job! On top of that, a restaurant owner heard about Childs and loaned him an SUV to help him get around! A GoFundMe account was set up to help Simon Childs.