YouTuber Joseph Costello of the channel QuietAssassins (which currently claims more than 350,000 subscribers) typically likes pranking innocent bystanders and performing some ridiculous social experiments in and around the city of Austin, Texas. But for his newest video, he gave his camera to a homeless man named Sandy so he could film a day in his life.
Costello and Sandy met and became friends while the YouTuber was filming his regularly scheduled programming. The two even collaborated on some of Costello’s prank videos. In the description of one of such upload, Costello writes how Sandy has “such a high spirit and is one of the kindest people I have ever met.” With that sentiment in mind, Costello wanted to give Sandy a helping hand and decided it was time his audience saw the circumstances he has to deal with each day.
The video published on November 16, 2014, starts with Costello handing off the camera to Sandy, who then takes viewers on a journey through a typical day in his life. In a series of disheartening clips, he reveals his pile of dry clothes (hidden so no one steals them), shows where he usually sleeps, and introduces viewers to a fellow homeless friend:
Sandy is careful to explain he doesn’t have addictions, but became homeless due to leaving a mind-controlling and very un-Christian-like church. Despite holding a computer science degree, he still isn’t able to obtain a job in the city. He doesn’t let this limitation inhibit his growth, though, as he regularly visits the library to use the internet and stay up-to-date on current events.
Costello has set up a fund so viewers can help Sandy get home to Michigan where he’ll stay with his family and look for employment. The QuietAssassins prankster isn’t the only prankster with a penchant for charity, as earlier this year Magic of Rahat raised $44,000 to furnish and rent a home for his homeless friend Eric.
You can visit Sandy’s Go Fund Me page to donate.