It’s all about “second chances.”
After old news resurfaced about Alonzo, the homeless man whom college student Sanae Granden helped with a cup of tea and an impressive GoFundMe fundraiser, TikTokers following the heartwarming story became worried When Grayden disappeared from the app.
He recently broke his silence and shared his thoughts in a TikTok video that is now going viral.
Viral TikToker Sanae Graden reveals where she’s been for the past few days!
In a recently shared video TIC TocGraden explained why she didn’t post anything for a few days and her thoughts on the news that broke about the homeless man she calls “Unk.”
“Hey TikTok family! Did you all miss me? Because I missed you all,” she began her now-viral video. “In fact, I think I know you all missed me because of the comments, tags, messages I was getting because you guys were so concerned.”
She continued to apologize for worrying anyone by not sharing any video in the days following previous news of Alonzo’s exposure, and said the trip was the reason she remained silent on the radio. The viral TikToker also expressed gratitude for everyone’s support.
“I’m definitely a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and God put me in that place at the right time. I mean, I’ve never documented helping anyone, so one time I was innocently just vlogging and then this all happened,” she continued. “It’s all a part of God’s plan.”
Graden then said that “life is unpredictable” and proceeded to explain that she was aware of previous news reports that had surfaced about Alonzo.
“I felt the need to bring attention to this because first and foremost, the same time you guys came to know about it, I also came to know about it,” he said. “To that woman and to others who have had something similar happen to them, I extend my condolences to all of you.”
She explained that her main goal is to “help others and continue to thrive” and going back to her statement about everything happening for a cause, this situation has made her “think about my non-profit organization and Forced me to think, which I was inspired to start because of everyone.” Its.”
Sanae Grayden is inspired to help give others a “second chance”
“I understand life happens. We all have a story. We all have a background. It’s just a part of the game,” she continued in her video.
“We were all put on this earth and no one was given a blueprint. We’re still figuring out each day. “I understand the importance of second chances and I want my nonprofit to give people second chances.”
Then she shared a personal story that she said no one really knows. When she applied to UC Berkeley in her senior year of high school, she was rejected. Although it was difficult for her, she still learned some lessons from that situation and was accepted after a year.
“They gave me a second chance,” he said. “Plus, you know, the person that’s being portrayed in the media right now is not the person I met.”
Graden further explained that the man she met and helped was not the same man who was at the time of the incident a few years ago. She said the man she knows is loving and grateful and she credits him for recognizing her blessings.
The viral TikTok creator revealed that she will continue to help Alonzo. She also wanted to remove the ongoing confusion regarding this gofundme wealth accumulation
“One more thing I want to point out, there are some reports going around that GoFundMe is holding funds. As far as I know, this is a lie.”
Grayden also said that if you donated but don’t agree with what happened, feel free to request a refund from GoFundMe.
“I see refunds are being requested, so please continue to do so if you wish. I’m just grateful that you wanted to donate,” she said. “Your heart was in the right place at the right time.”
TikTokers shared their thoughts on the situation in the comments
Graden’s video received over 2 million views and thousands of comments. Many of her followers shared their thoughts in the comments section, with most agreeing that everyone deserves a second chance.
One viewer wrote, “Uncle, wasted his time…he deserves a second chance, especially after dealing with cancer!” Another said, “This is the most mature statement I have ever heard! Who are we to judge someone based on a past we know nothing about!”
Another follower shared, “Glad you are continuing to work with Alonzo. We all have some that are more colorful or dramatic than others. It’s not where we were but it’s where we are now. Hopefully he is on a different journey. “
Others shared their concern for her silence and said they were happy to see that she is back to sharing videos. Since this video, she has shared several other videos about “Anak’s” condition.
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