This time, she saw the young woman and her son begin to move to another spot. Since the poor woman had no option but to live on the street, Melissa thought, she must have just decided to move to a better spot to get more cash. In the daytime, she would usually just occupy a small space near the East Lake Village Center, a shopping complex with grocery stores, dentists, florists, jewelry stores, restaurants, salons, vintage stores, clothing departments, and sweet shops. People with a pocket full of change would be walking around all day long. The woman must know that people would come forward to help her with the money, especially when they would see the baby bump. But she couldn’t have known or even imagined that she had now caught someone’s eye; Melissa’s.
California is known for its impressive architecture, Hollywood, beautiful weather, national parks, yet next to all the wealth of California, sadly, it is also known for the high number of people who are homeless. But Melissa also knew there were a few hacks about too, and didn’t want to be fooled. She noticed the pregnant woman every time she would go shopping, she couldn’t help it; “It made me feel bad. There is a lady who is pregnant and also has a little boy who is down on her luck,” she explained.