Patrick McConlogue spends most of his mornings passing several homeless people on the streets and then goes to work to write software coding for a 35-person starup company. This story appeared on ABC News August 23, 2013.
This young 23-year-old engineer begin to look at his commute differently when he continued to encounter a gentleman by the name of Leo who he later described as very articulate and gifted. McConlougue knew there was something different about this gentleman living on the streets other than the way he spoke but the fact that he had books and wrote almost every time he saw him.
After thinking of how he could help this gentleman it finally came to him that he could teach him software coding or provide him with $100 which would at least provide him with food and other necessities temporarily. McConlogue would not force the decision on him he would allow him to make the choice.
Leo pondered on both options and the decided to go with the second option since this would allow him to “spread knowledge and information about climate change and global warming as he told ABC news in a phone interview which was facilitated by McConlogue.