Every day, for nearly 35 years, Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho sat in the same spot in São Paulo, Brazil…writing. Raimundo was homeless.
In April 2011, a woman named Shalla Monteiro stopped to chat with him and the two struck up a friendship. She was impressed by his poetry and decided to help him with his dream of publishing a book. She created a Facebook Page to feature Raimundo’s writing. No one expected what happened next.