Greg Smith is the founder of Hybrid Athletes LLC in Orlando, Florida. He credits his family and his “two amazing parents” who always had the resources to help him pursue his dreams.

On his way to work, Greg would pass by the same homeless woman almost every day. Rather than beg for money, he noticed she would smile and offer a warm, polite greeting. Over the next few weeks, Greg began chatting with the woman, whose name is Amy Jo.

Greg discovered that Amy Jo is a kind, gentle person who was simply dealt a rough hand in life. Friendly exchanges led to longer conversations, and pretty soon Greg was taking Amy Jo to lunch every week. The two unlikely friends would sit down together and enjoy a meal.

But one day, Amy Jo admitted something to Greg about herself that changed the course of their lives forever. “Last week Amy Joe kind of dropped a bomb on me…” he wrote on Facebook.

Watch the video below to see why strangers from all over the world are now sending Greg messages of gratitude.

“Helping someone could be as easy as saying hello and smiling,” he writes. “You never know what you can do for someone until you try. Who is your Amy Joe?!?!?”

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