A young Manhattan programmer decided to make a proposition to a homeless man he passed every day during his commute to work: He could have either $100 or an inexpensive laptop, some books about coding and personal instruction.
Leo, who was laid off two years ago and was gentrified out of his former neighborhood, took the second part of the offer.
Every weekday, Patrick McConlogue would meet with Leo to personally tutor him.
Of course, there was some Internet chatter about this which resulted in a film crew interviewing Leo about his progress.
The app, which deals with climate change and global warming, is close to being completed. Leo has wisely been tight-lipped in interviews and protects the specifics of his product.
In a time of harsh anger and prejudice, it is important to judge others solely on their lives and potential.
Poverty is increasing in this country and is at its highest level in decades. Our society, together with individual citizens, must realize the vast wealth of talent in groups often discarded or forgotten.