My Dad And I Were Homeless and Had to Sleep in Our Car

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  • Опубликовано: 19 фев 2019
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    Gaby's father and her step-mother decided to get a divorce, which wasn't all that much of a surprise overall but it came rather suddenly, and at a really bad time because her father was out of work and was having a lot of trouble finding a new job.
    At first her step-mom was really kind and told them that she would pay the rent for a month, and that they could stay, while he found a job and a new place for the two of them to live. The apartment had been hers to begin with.
    But only a few days later she had kind of forgotten all about her offer and asker Gaby's dad for the rent money. He told her he didn't have the money and reminded her that she had offered to pay, to go easy on the divorce while he got things settled and started up somewhere else. Her dad was trying, and looking for a job, and all of that in the middle of a divorce.
    She got super mad, denied ever saying that, yelled some more about the divorce and told Gaby and her dad to pack their bags into the car and leave. They didn't have a choice, with no money and no place to go, only their car and clothes, they shoved a single mattress into the backseat of their car and spent the night homeless, in a car. Gaby spent that night crying, shaken, scared and uncertain, she never imagined she would be homeless, sleeping in a car.
    The next morning they watched the house to see when her stepmom left for work and then they quickly went into the house, showered, and grabbed the rest of their things. And still, after all that had happened, Gaby had to go to school. All of her best friends had heard about what happened and they were all really supportive and some of them even offered to have them stay with them and their families, anything other than sleeping in a car.
    But, instead, her Dad found a public park that had bathrooms, and one stall that never got used where they stored their larger stuff. Her dad made a shower out of a hose that ran into one of the bathrooms and that's how they bathed every night.
    The park had a barbecue as well, and that's where they would cook their meals, all the time sleeping in the car, homeless.
    Gaby and her dad lived like that, shopping for food a day at a time, eating and showering in the park, and sleeping in their car, for a few months. Finally, one of her dad's friends somehow found out what was going on and insisted that they come to stay at his house for a couple of weeks while her dad continues his job search.
    Her dad was embarrassed, and ashamed, but he needed the help and he accepted his friend's offer to put them up. With the very little money that he had all he could afford for them was a shared house, with lots of people living in it, totally cramped and uncomfortable, and the people there were really weird and acted really strange. Gaby and her dad really hated it there. It was almost worse than sleeping in a car.
    On day her dad got great news - he had gotten an offer for a really decent job, but, it was in another state. Gaby really didn't want to move, didn't want to leave all her friends and move away - but - she knew that they needed to and that her dad needed that job.
    They had to go all the way from New South Wales to the Norther Territory. She pretty much cried the whole way.
    But now it's been three years since they were homeless and sleeping in a car, and since they moved, and she's now super happy that they have settled into a real home that feels safe and secure.
    And, even though it sounds strange, she's glad that they had that experience because it brought Gaby and her father so much close together, and she saw and learned how much she had taken for granted, and will always appreciate every moment she has and all the blessings that come with them.
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  • Sunny Smiles
    Sunny Smiles 19 часов назад

    What the hell? That woman is a moron...

  • David Brandt
    David Brandt 20 часов назад

    I think 🤔 the dad is wonderful for the way he managed the situation

  • Lilliana Purnell
    Lilliana Purnell День назад

    When I found out that she was Australian, I full on jumped up and down yelling OMG SHES AUSTRALIAN 😂 she lived in my state too

  • jacob makes music
    jacob makes music День назад

    Ok RU-clip I watched the video stop recommending it to me now

  • OneJay
    OneJay День назад +1

    Why didn't the mom take the child?

  • Talon Gaming
    Talon Gaming День назад +1

    I was in my house and my mom got in a fight with my aunt so we were kicked out of the house,for days we lived in my car too and now we have an apartment with three cats.

  • Antony Eriksson
    Antony Eriksson День назад

    Nice best

  • Random Stuff :P
    Random Stuff :P День назад

    You live in Wales? My grandparents live there! I visit them often!

  • 1000 Subs With No Vids?
    1000 Subs With No Vids? День назад

    Look at my name!❤️

  • ZackStudio
    ZackStudio День назад

    Why is this story reminding me of making my sims homeless until they die?

  • SwAzE
    SwAzE День назад +1

    Bro we got to give props yo her dad he's fucking amazing he never have up

  • milly tapshoes
    milly tapshoes День назад

    This any Aussie's here😌🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

  • Michaela S
    Michaela S День назад

    She’s Aussie! I’m not the only one yay!

  • angelasoosoo meme
    angelasoosoo meme 2 дня назад

    wait then how can the girl survive with her period?

  • Gacha Potatoe
    Gacha Potatoe 2 дня назад

    YOUR DAD IS A HERO AND IM IN NSW TOO TWINS FINALLY SOMEONE THAT IS AUSTRALIAN

  • AirPodZ Yee
    AirPodZ Yee 2 дня назад

    Your step mom is a she demon/thot and we all know it

  • Tropical Blueberry
    Tropical Blueberry 2 дня назад

    Her mom have amnesia

  • connor Navarro
    connor Navarro 2 дня назад

    IMMIGRANT

  • Salty_Af
    Salty_Af 2 дня назад +3

    Omg Why Would You Put Your Belongings In A Restroom Stall I Mean What If They Have A Spare Key?!

  • Ryan Keshner
    Ryan Keshner 2 дня назад

    That’s a pretty good life but u don’t have a lot of money

  • somer himpson
    somer himpson 2 дня назад

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA

  • ĮtßÄñä Bänänä
    ĮtßÄñä Bänänä 2 дня назад

    𝔸𝕥 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕘𝕦𝕪𝕤 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 ƪ(˘ᴗ˘)┐

  • Love D,va
    Love D,va 2 дня назад

    ᴡʜʏ ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴛʜᴇʏ sᴇʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀʀ?

  • Johnatan 363
    Johnatan 363 2 дня назад

    I think this girl is Mia khalifa

  • HELGA
    HELGA 2 дня назад

    Your mama is a hoe

  • Camila Pimentel
    Camila Pimentel 2 дня назад

    So did my parents

  • The T Gamer Guy
    The T Gamer Guy 2 дня назад +2

    1:43 Jogging in the night??!!

  • Chloe Animations
    Chloe Animations 2 дня назад

    Hello fello Australian.

  • cxxshehsueveg Gal
    cxxshehsueveg Gal 3 дня назад +2

    Dovish???? XD

  • goku dragneel
    goku dragneel 3 дня назад

    I hope she still talks to her friends

  • goku dragneel
    goku dragneel 3 дня назад

    She has good friends

  • AwsomeDummy
    AwsomeDummy 3 дня назад

    I LIVE IN THE NORTHEN TERRITORY OMG XD

  • Starring A Hunni
    Starring A Hunni 3 дня назад

    “DivOSE”

  • 1k subs with some videos challenge

    Happened to me one time

  • janet pizana
    janet pizana 3 дня назад

    Your dad is amazing

  • 1 1
    1 1 3 дня назад

    Her moms a fucking hoe like period

  • Eduardo Saldana
    Eduardo Saldana 3 дня назад

    Did she say bawl my a** out?

  • blob fish
    blob fish 3 дня назад

    if anyone’s wondering she’s the step mom, she still a jerk move but the wife wasn’t her mom

  • Galaxy_ Edits
    Galaxy_ Edits 3 дня назад

    0:34 Who Sleeps With Glasses?

  • Evelyn Rosales
    Evelyn Rosales 3 дня назад

    A divols 😂😂😂😂

  • DanielMaster 304
    DanielMaster 304 3 дня назад

    Did she live by cardiff

  • ronshaku lones musume ronshaku
    ronshaku lones musume ronshaku 3 дня назад

    why cant your dad find another girl???

  • Phøenix_kalø
    Phøenix_kalø 3 дня назад

    That’s what she said 0:08

  • Dylan Matthew Aquilet
    Dylan Matthew Aquilet 3 дня назад

    Mom and Dad are separated so our choice is during classes I stay at Moms house at weekends I stay at Dads house and sometimes vication is not like that for me we just do it like Monday to thursday I stay at moms house and Fri-sat dads house so we do like that sometimes in vication and also sometimes I stay at dads house only in vication

    • Dylan Matthew Aquilet
      Dylan Matthew Aquilet 3 дня назад

      I already experienced this since I was 3 yrs old I am now 8 yrs old and near my birthday so i,ll be 9 yrs old so im used to it

  • Berry PH
    Berry PH 3 дня назад +3

    Here in philippines if you have car you are rich

  • Shevaun Tadeo
    Shevaun Tadeo 4 дня назад

    I think you live in australia

  • Farouk Selima
    Farouk Selima 4 дня назад

    I’ve seen you before

  • GengarPlayzzz
    GengarPlayzzz 4 дня назад

    good ol straya

  • Olivia Cosentino
    Olivia Cosentino 5 дней назад

    I’m Australian too , girl and don’t worry it’ll all turn out ok

  • Aurelio Parado Jr
    Aurelio Parado Jr 5 дней назад

    Sharingan mode:
    1:10 i saw dapnhes face on the key chain

  • RichelleVittoria Malabed
    RichelleVittoria Malabed 5 дней назад

    WaitOnly iphone users get to use that app-

  • Tauavae Ta’afi
    Tauavae Ta’afi 5 дней назад

    No one deserves to be homeless and live in a car!!!!

  • StandardAlex
    StandardAlex 5 дней назад

    That sounds like my friend

  • Princess Manie
    Princess Manie 5 дней назад

    Me and you have the same story

  • Silver YT
    Silver YT 5 дней назад +2

    OMG SHE USE TO LIVE IN NSW I'M IN SYDNEY NOO GURL COME BACK

  • FROGADIER NINGABRO
    FROGADIER NINGABRO 5 дней назад

    Why did u sleep with ur glasses on?

  • Notwill 123
    Notwill 123 5 дней назад

    The moms a thot

  • —i love stray kids
    —i love stray kids 5 дней назад +2

    oof i live in South Wales. shook.

  • Duaa Khalid
    Duaa Khalid 5 дней назад

    1 like=1 respect to the dad 👨

  • Moe FTW
    Moe FTW 5 дней назад

    That’s were I live 2:40

  • bluz bluz world
    bluz bluz world 5 дней назад +2

    I am so glad that they have a home so happy for them and so sorry they had to live thier car so sad for them. >_

  • Alexis Crawford
    Alexis Crawford 5 дней назад

    I was homeless just a month ago I feel you

  • WrkSeb
    WrkSeb 5 дней назад +1

    I was homeless for 2 hours because my house and cousins went down in a fire, but they found a medium size apartment, while they told us about the attic, we had no choise (one fact, my family of 3 likes to or is used to living in attics, so it was fine). After the fire we did get a quite of help with the essentials we needed. To keep foods that needed a refrigerator, we put them close to the window because it was the winter of 2018 when this happened. The first 2 months I was just thinking about it so much, but nothing drastical happen. My grades were fine, friends cared about me (one even gave me $50 dollars, thanks). In all, now I am sitting on my bed, with one room next to my parents because we only have a little one. For some people it was a big deal, but yeah... this was _my_ story.

  • coffeemug101
    coffeemug101 5 дней назад

    I love how she says " obviously ally freinds knew " like I would keep that in and not tell a soul

  • Ema L
    Ema L 5 дней назад +4

    if i was her friend i would of tried to help as much as i can (inviting her gor sleepover, lunch, shower, anything she needs)

  • Ema L
    Ema L 5 дней назад +4

    1:12 daphne!!

  • Equestrian Ella
    Equestrian Ella 5 дней назад

    She is an AUSSIE YASSS

  • The T Gamer Guy
    The T Gamer Guy 6 дней назад +7

    1:54 He had more than 10 dollars.

    Can’t afford a house for 4 dollars

    JOKE

  • Wolf Comics 101
    Wolf Comics 101 6 дней назад

    Why would a mum do that to her kid Jesus

  • Niliin Nelson
    Niliin Nelson 6 дней назад

    Feel bad for them like my comment

  • F B I
    F B I 6 дней назад

    Imagine if he did something in the car

  • Best friends candy and Kiki Also with family

    I have a story to share and I’m angry what he did

  • Galaxy Girlz plays
    Galaxy Girlz plays 6 дней назад

    I feel bad for you and your dad.

  • Ahmad Rauffi
    Ahmad Rauffi 6 дней назад

    THE MOM IS AN IDIOT

  • BLaZe _String
    BLaZe _String 6 дней назад

    I’m from australia

  • Alanvideomaster AS
    Alanvideomaster AS 6 дней назад

    Are these story’s real cause and one of these videos I hear the same voice

  • Melissa Calandro
    Melissa Calandro 6 дней назад

    Frankie from bizaardvark

  • mitchell marinara
    mitchell marinara 6 дней назад

    Amazing story!

  • Heather Mccollins
    Heather Mccollins 7 дней назад

    C

  • sullen jet084
    sullen jet084 7 дней назад

    Ha jokes on you you were kicked out *thinking in my mind* fucking lucky my trailer was taken from us because we forgot to pay it and to get it back is 90,000 dollars me and my dad and sister are living with my grandma it was sad go to my channle to see me freaking out crying that was sad for me 😟

  • Gacha Kitkat
    Gacha Kitkat 7 дней назад +4

    It asked if we were homeless before but 1 person said they were still homeless but if they were homeless they wouldn’t be watching this

  • dfrom theden
    dfrom theden 7 дней назад +3

    You were crying over your friends??? Ok nevermind I shouldn't be rude.

  • Cassandra Torres
    Cassandra Torres 7 дней назад +1

    Your dad dad is a true hero

  • Daisy Afriyie
    Daisy Afriyie 7 дней назад

    Ya moms a bitch

  • miss Lady Rainacorn
    miss Lady Rainacorn 7 дней назад +2

    Go start a go fund me page I’ll donate :D

  • Fjollamustafa Fjollamustafa
    Fjollamustafa Fjollamustafa 7 дней назад +1

    I wish I can do like this a story I have one

  • Allyah Diaz
    Allyah Diaz 7 дней назад +2

    My house burned I think cause the stove was left? But that was a long time ago! I think when I was still a baby! But! If I hadn't moved to this apartment then I wouldn't have met one of my friends but I have a bff though! This apartment has a top part and a bottom part! I live on the top part and my friend lives on the bottom part a few days ago new neighbors moved in? But I've not been hurt as a baby! All my stuff is here with me! None of my family members were hurt! If they've probably recovered!!!

    • Allyah Diaz
      Allyah Diaz 6 дней назад +1

      If u were the one who liked my comment! Then reply and I'll awnser! Then we can have a full on chat!

  • Lorenzo Alvarado jr
    Lorenzo Alvarado jr 7 дней назад

    god is good for you if you pray

  • TOC2
    TOC2 7 дней назад +1

    2:31 did you hear it?! Did you hear it?! She said a bad word


    Uh huh

    Oh yeah

    • TOC2
      TOC2 6 дней назад

      😂

    • Wq1fy_fr3ak
      Wq1fy_fr3ak 6 дней назад +1

      +Shows with Savvy donkey? Wdym

    • Shows with Savvy
      Shows with Savvy 7 дней назад +1

      CelstiaPlayz Games Don’t be so confident she said eyes not donkey. 🤣

    • Wq1fy_fr3ak
      Wq1fy_fr3ak 7 дней назад +1

      She said EYES 🤣🤣🤣

  • Checkk_Upp_IRL
    Checkk_Upp_IRL 7 дней назад

    Karen didn’t take the kids

  • I'm Human
    I'm Human 8 дней назад +1

    your dad is good because he really love you

  • Kiann Eslit
    Kiann Eslit 8 дней назад +1

    Dis is so sadddd awww the good things will happen if you wait and be positive

  • FRIES
    FRIES 8 дней назад +1

    Wait she only has 4 fingers

  • Clara Hoskins
    Clara Hoskins 8 дней назад

    F ur mom 😼

  • Alma Garcia
    Alma Garcia 8 дней назад

    I love story booth but seriously 😐 sleeping in a car is not a big deal lots of college students do that and other people are suffering that one fu ckin pieces of bread 🍞 is for one whole family

    • Alma Garcia
      Alma Garcia 8 дней назад

      Don’t get me wrong I love story booth

  • NINJA franco
    NINJA franco 8 дней назад

    I fuckt a gril

  • EloPoyo pat
    EloPoyo pat 8 дней назад +2

    What a beautiful story you have! And I'm so glad that you are ok and living a happier life now with your father

  • Jevell F
    Jevell F 8 дней назад

    Divoooorrce

  • the gaming adventures
    the gaming adventures 8 дней назад

    OH MY GOD ARE YOU OK IMMA SUBSCRIBE

  • Yammy
    Yammy 8 дней назад

    the voice tho wtf