The Steve Harvey Show is a tribute to a man with a great heart and wonderful sense of humor. NBC has surely created a winner by putting him on daytime. Now he revealed a part of himself that few did not know.
Houston’s police officer, Billie Taylor appeared on the show to thank a homeless man who assisted him and possibly saved his life. The officer was attempting to break up a fight between two homeless men, when one of the men turned on the officer. Another homeless man came to his aid and subdued the man who was apparently on drugs and had a super strength.
The homeless man was a person whom the officer had checked on often during his time on the beat. He knew the man, Charles Alexander, known as Chucky. The officer got to thank Chucky personally on the show and lauded him as a hero. When Steve Harvey interviewed him alone, Steve was brought to tears when he admitted that he had been homeless in his life too.
Steve listened to Chucky’s personal story. He admitted that his life was hard and lived out of his backpack, which held his only worldly possessions. When his mother passed away, his life took a downward slide. He admitted that he had a seven-year-old daughter who is now in foster care. He said that both, he and her mother were both addicts, and the street is no place to raise a child.
He said also that his days now are spent drinking. He knows that something will eventually happen to change his life. He wants to get back on his feet, get a job, and eventually get his daughter back. He recently received an apartment from two local organizations, but it is just an empty apartment. He loves reading and his art, and they are the things that keep him going. They then showed a few pieces of Chucky’s artwork that were awesome.
Steve is a motivational speaker and knows that when God created us, he gave us all a gift. These gifts are our talents, that must be used to our benefit. He said that we may be homeless, but never hopeless. Steve introduced Mandy Baker, of “Origins Recovery Center” who offered Chucky the help to overcome his alcohol dependency, which he graciously accepted.
The audience was in tears during this portion of the show as Steve presented him with a wardrobe, and a television and microwave, and several other appliances to make his life easier. Chucky and Steve along with the audience were humbled at this show of kindness and reciprocation. God bless you on your journey, Chucky and fans of Steve know he will be keeping tabs on you.