One chance encounter between to strangers led to a woman experiencing homelessness being offered a hand-up by a local business owner.
A former homeless woman in Victoria, B.C., says the compassion and support of a cafe owner helped lift her out of poverty and turn her life around. Darioush Diba doesn’t usually give money to people asking for change in downtown Victoria, where he recently bought Bubby Rose’s Bakery and Cafe. One morning he was walking past a young woman who was asking for change, next to her dog, when something about her canine companion caught his attention.
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