c+p from a poker forum i frequent...
A down-on-his-luck poker player, Jared initially posted because he'd busted his bankroll. And even though he was working three regular jobs to make ends meet, he was facing eviction from his apartment. A few cynical posters challenged him to make some embarrassing videos in exchange for a few dollars, a typical response from BBV(sub section of 2+2 forum). It was offered as a joke, but astonishingly he embraced the challenges with joy and personality and immediately we all fell in love with him.
Challenge #1: I Love Burning Bend
Challenge #2: Free Hugs on Venice Beach
Tearful Thank You to 2p2
He had no other family so 2p2 essentially adopted him, and members have been offering him jobs and advice and encouragement to keep him off the street. He has struggled against a family history of abuse and neglect and medical conditions, but through it all has remained one of the most positive people we've ever had the good fortune to come across.
A petition has been started to get Jared on a poker tv show called "The Big Game" where contestants have a chance to win $100k+. Daniel Negreanu(famous poker pro and part of the show) has already said hes gonna try and get him on so theres a very good chance it will happen. Other posters have also offered him a job now etc since the petition started so looks like he wont have to live in his car anymore.