Michael Faling from Spokane, the father of a then 12-year-old son, was just trying to be a good father. But when he lost his job and his apartment, it all went downhill.
Michael and his son, Cory, stood before their demise. They were completely desperate and clueless. No relatives or acquaintances could take in the two, not even the local homeless shelter had space for them.
They managed to barely survive. They ended up in separate homeless shelters and Cory had to learn to fight to be able to survive on his own. His father Michael knew that something had to change quickly.
When she heard about Michael and Cory's terrible fate online, she showed how big her heart was. There was room for two more in her house, so she invited them to live with her until Michael found another job. Many thought she was crazy for doing such a thing, but Mel said that since her husband died she didn't fear anything anymore.
"I believe that when things are hard for someone, it helps to pick them up," said Mel. And then she added this wonderful sentence: "When you have more than you need, don't build a big fence but a huge table!"
This story shows that the generosity of one woman could save two lives at the same time. If this selfless act of charity also touched you, like it did thousands all over the world, then share this unbelievable story with everyone that you know.