These Homeless People’s Signs Are So Clever, They’re Sure to Make You Feel Charitable

They say that humor can be found in the most unlikely of places, and there can’t be many less funny locations than the street – especially when the sidewalk has become a bed and you don’t know where the next meal is coming from. But even in these dire circumstances, the streets can spark dark comedy at its wittiest, as evidenced by these laugh-out-loud signs conceived by homeless people. Here’s a good example; the weirdest thing about this notice is not that the guy holding it is permanently smiling, but that he’s not even asking for spare change.

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Santa’s sleigh needs to be repaired, but it’s such an expensive job that he’s forced to rely on John Q. Public’s help. If there’s someone John owes bigtime, it’s him.

This threat, while begging at least one pretty obvious question, isn’t exactly veiled. So it’s probably best to just pay up and be on your way.

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This man appears compelled to tap the potentially lucrative market of the change-laden, fast-moving motorist with what must be a hazardous request.

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Everyone can empathize with this redundant robot, who’s yet another nameless victim of the technology age – despite him being a piece of technology himself.

Here’s a classic example of making light of a dark situation. The guy’s also perfectly positioned to get himself a soda from appreciative passersby.

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Witty and clever, yes, but this “invisible” homeless person also brings home a message. A 2014 experiment by the Make them Visible campaign found that people wouldn’t identify homeless family members if they strolled past them on the street.

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This proposal isn’t just funny; it’s a valuable public service.

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This chap has used some religion-rooted rivalry in his request for help, but if the full atheist and agnostic bowls are anything to go by, his question is something of a misnomer.

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Obama’s fervor for “change” ahead of his 2008 White House ascendency was one that resonated with everyone, even if some had a different take on the word itself.

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There’s no denying that this man bears more than a passing resemblance to Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker, but judging by his mission he’ll have a lot of saving to do.

There’s no place in modern society for hobophobia, even if the backlash against it is apparently being led by pigeons.

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This guy has friends in high places, though his gift probably couldn’t have come close to the $600,000 rocking horse Jay-Z and Beyoncé bought for daughter Blue Ivy.

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You can’t help but admire this man’s honesty; he’s following the classic business mantra of spending money to make money.

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This one’s not so honest, but at least it’s original. Hopefully the dude realizes that a flux capacitor needs the combined power of 15 jet engines to operate, so it’s not going to come cheap.

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That Facebook profile picture is as genuine as they come; the information surrounding it, meanwhile, is totally fantastical and therefore totally worthy of a dollar or two.

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There’s no way of getting out of this one; it is a legally binding contract, after all. Oh, you didn’t realize? Should have read the small print.

You just would give him a dollar, wouldn’t you? Not doing so wouldn’t be worth the risk.

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This neat play on the name of everyone’s favorite tabletop game is surely worth putting your hand in your pocket for.

Chances are there won’t be anything scientific about this study, but hey, this guy has the classic scientist’s beard, so who’s to say.

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