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Props to Farrell — never thought one way or the other about him before, so this helps — and major props to the gent for taking full advantage of this opportunity.

Also, is there a more intrusive way to watermark your photographs? Seriously?

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What? This story had a happy ending? My faith in humanity is becoming dangerously close to being restored.

Kudos to both Farrel and the formerly homeless man… Thanks for posting this.

Yeah, that watermark is a bit much… Sort of unnecessary, too, since they aren’t giving the option of buying the photo, so if someone did snag it, Mr. Ikos wouldn’t be losing any money.

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Don’t read the comments on the first linked story. (She said in a comments section OH THE IRONY.) It’s astonishing how, when you read a news story that for once is actually nice and cheerful and makes you want to be optimistic and restores your faith in humanity, the very first comment is some putz sneering about how giving a homeless guy money is not going to help him. Thankfully, the second story proves that commenter wrong, in spades.

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Joysweeper said on September 1st, 2008 at 7:53 pm

… Whoah, yeah, that is the most obvious watermark I’ve ever seen.

But a nice story. Not everyone on the streets can just work a little harder and get out, just like that. It’s not a matter of laziness all the time. Some people need a hand up.

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mygif

Awesome, Farrel guy. Just don’t act anymore and I may respect you. Kind of.

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He also donated his salary from a Terry Gilliam movie to Heath Ledger’s daughter, since he was cast in the part after Ledger’s death and he learned that Ledger died before he could write his newborn daughter into his Will.

So did Johnny Depp and Jude Law. Classy guys all

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Colin Farrell is one of the good guys.

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I totally agree with the homeless guy. In Bruges was pretty good.

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You know, what’s worse about the stupid comment on the other site is it’s fundamentally wrong. He didn’t just give money He also told the guy where to find help, went and set him up with housing and clothing, and went all the way with helping.

The only reasonable response to the story is imitation, or at least appreciation.

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What you guys are missing is that the first time Farrell gave this guy money ($2000!) it didn’t help him at all. Four years later he was still on the street. So the commenters on the first article are right. Money _and_ advice/help finding a place to live did help the guy, just money didn’t do anything.

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Jude Law did something classy? The world is changing!

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