Here's a video that pro-snowboarder/artist Tj Schneider made. It's inspiring to see how the smallest things like giving someone something to draw on, or giving them a portrait of themselves can make them so happy.
Story as told by Tj:
II gave him some money one night and he came over to talk to me.
He said “Sometimes somethings can break a man”
“I can tell you are different , you are a good man.”
I gave Sylvain a gift , I hoped that he would sell it to buy food or a warm place to sleep for the night.
But he looked at me and said ” No … I’m going to keep it”
He’s a lot different than the person I expected to meet.
Clean and Sober , An unfortunate accident left him unable to work. He showed me his scars
told me how close he was to taking heroine to numb his pains
he shook my hand and said “Thank you”
Check out tjschneider.com for more work by Tj, and if you want a look at the "other" fun side of pro-snowboarding by sure to stop by thesnowboardrealms.com