Phil had a chance to get himself off of the streets – he had a job interview at McDonald’s. To prepare, the recruiter suggested that Phil clean up his look, but Phil didn’t have the resources to do so. That’s when a big-hearted police officer named Tony Carlson stepped in.
Phil called the streets of Tallahassee, Florida, his home. But in July 2018, while he sat inside of a McDonald’s restaurant in his hometown, he overheard a conversation that could change all of that.
From his seat, Phil could hear a conversation involving Judy McLennan, a recruiter. She was talking about a couple of McDonald’s staff members who had obtained their positions while they were homeless – just like Phil was.