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Hungry, Shivering, And Tweeting: A Homeless Man Makes His Way Via Twitter

Bobby Morton
Bill Krayer hitchhiked his way to Seattle via Twitter.

Twitter is a place where trolls harass and gossip spreads like wildfire. Can it also be a place where a Gig Harbor salesman befriends a homeless hitchhiker?

Shivering in freezing temperatures in a brittle Midwest winter, Bill Krayer was sticking his thumb out, trying in vain to get to Seattle.  In between efforts to get a ride, he’d pull out his tiny phone and tweet details of his journey. One Twitter follower reached out to offer a lifeline. But could their friendship sustain in the real world?