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Alan Duffany Reunited: Homeless Sacramento Man Goes to Live With Sister

Alan Duffany Reunited: Homeless Sacramento Man Goes to Live With Sister

Rose Cooper and Alan Duffany (Screengrab of Twitter post/@KCRALuery)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 January 2018 01:06 PM

Alan Duffany was reunited with his sister with the help of two strangers after being homeless in Sacramento, California, KCRA-TV reported on Christmas.

Duffany, 52, who grew up with his sister in Placerville, had been a regular at the Loaves and Fishes homeless shelter in Sacramento and panhandled nearby where he would routinely encounter Jody Revak, KCRA-TV said.

"Every day, I would drive past him and I would hand him a dollar here, quarters there," Revak told the television station. "About two days ago, I was driving up and I rolled down my window and I said, 'Alan, if there was something I could get you for Christmas, what would that be?'"

Duffany did have one request.

"I just want to get home to see my sister," Duffany said about Rose Cooper, who had long ago moved to Tennessee.

"And I said, 'You know what, Alan, I'm going to make that happen for you,'" Revak said, according to the television station. "At that point, he just put his hands in his face and started crying."

According to the 2015 fact sheet on the homeless in California, the state has 21 percent of the nation's homeless population with 115,738 people and has the highest rate of unsheltered people.

Revak enlisted friend Stephanie Rice to help Duffany to get off the homeless roll in California by getting him a Greyhound bus ticket to Sneedville, near the Tennessee and Kentucky border, and arranging a trip to Walmart for new clothes.

"There was just something about him that I just connected with," Revak said about Duffany, per the television station.

Cooper told KCRA-TV that she could not wait to see her brother, calling Revak and Rice "angels" for what they did to make Duffany's trip happen.

"I'm going to be excited," Cooper told the television station, who added that he would have a permanent place to live there. "I know he will be, too, and there will be tears of joy.”

"I just think they are angels from God. And I just want to bless them so much and, you know, give them a Merry Christmas and tell them how much we're really thankful and appreciate their help," Cooper said, adding that Duffany arrived just before midnight on Christmas.

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