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

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  • Published on Feb 19, 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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  • Carolyn Coffey
    Carolyn Coffey Hour ago

    I like ed you when you were homeless

  • SKJS Movie Amma
    SKJS Movie Amma 6 hours ago +1

    Yo mama so ugly

  • gamer dc xd14
    gamer dc xd14 16 hours ago

    That mom is a hoe

  • magniflcent
    magniflcent Day ago

    wow whore hoe

  • silviu zaharia
    silviu zaharia Day ago +1

    You should stay with your mom see mom should teech you a lesson to not live there mother

  • Jason Tharp
    Jason Tharp Day ago

    My lil sis wrote this

    • Gothling
      Gothling 22 hours ago

      R/quityourbullshit

  • Jason Tharp
    Jason Tharp Day ago

    Your sooooooo ugly cause your homeless

  • Ct 3789
    Ct 3789 Day ago

    2:55 I'm glad that we had that experience
    Me:WHAT THE FUCK

  • SlavguzzyYT
    SlavguzzyYT Day ago

    That voice lol

  • Mini Potato
    Mini Potato Day ago

    Australia yeer

  • Ashlee Sappingfield
    Ashlee Sappingfield 2 days ago

    Beat me on Super Mario Run With username UrMom98

  • pop tart 173
    pop tart 173 2 days ago +1

    story booth rocks ACTUALLY HAPPENS stinks

  • Jake LOL
    Jake LOL 2 days ago

    If you were homeless then you dont have a car!

  • oops xd
    oops xd 2 days ago

    I feel bad for you don't ask for likes other people are just bitchy asking for likes 😠😠😠😠 preyers

  • Kiyana Theophile
    Kiyana Theophile 2 days ago

    Wait so the mom just let her kid be homeless what a horrible person

  • Daniel Larrusso
    Daniel Larrusso 2 days ago +1

    Your merch sux it only says dont be so judgy thats wut it only says like if u agree

    • Best Friends 4 Ever
      Best Friends 4 Ever 2 days ago

      Yea its "sUXs" just like you're spelling fuck off and stop liking your own comment

  • Adelina Pate
    Adelina Pate 2 days ago

    Who ever your mom is, frick her

  • amit verma
    amit verma 2 days ago

    My dad is my hero 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • Billie Vlogs
    Billie Vlogs 2 days ago

    Are you Aussie

  • Illuminati Confirmed

    yay! You and your dad is amazing!!!

  • Unicorn Genie
    Unicorn Genie 3 days ago

    Hey my name is Genie where do you live 🐷🐽💕👨‍👩‍👧

  • Afua Semanu
    Afua Semanu 4 days ago

    I feel bad for her😥

  • alex gamer 1245 jake

    I was balling my ass out
    Ok

  • Lucky_girl maya
    Lucky_girl maya 4 days ago

    God bless you and your dad

  • Meme Kids
    Meme Kids 4 days ago

    Bless them❤️

  • nacho cheesetoday
    nacho cheesetoday 4 days ago

    Its Fine I Sleep With My Mom Too (sometimes)

  • 程亮
    程亮 5 days ago

    so sad

  • August First
    August First 5 days ago

    It’s hard for me I want to the second grade it can never go to my second grade friends for a long time I want you to miss them

  • GAME FUSIONS
    GAME FUSIONS 5 days ago

    I have a sad story one day in 2017 my mom. And aunt came home crying to the fact that my dad died I cried for a year we were going through a lot we had to move our Town into this small apartment with to bed rooms my mom had me and my 2 sisters and my brother at that time the house started to flood and smell from the apartment above us we had to stay we my mom's friend but my moms friend was nice enough to buy us a house now we live fine that's my sad story PS I miss u dad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Ali is Frosty
    Ali is Frosty 5 days ago

    Ayyyyyyy so canadian

  • Briana Torres
    Briana Torres 6 days ago

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  • Emeli Flores
    Emeli Flores 6 days ago

    2:31 she said A$$

  • Xxitzwolfy crystalxx

    You were not that homeless

  • The Gaming Proffesional

    I thank god i'm not homeless

  • Elisah Soafa
    Elisah Soafa 6 days ago

    I'm next to ur country but I'm in NZ in the southeast

  • Yeet Yeet
    Yeet Yeet 6 days ago

    Yas my Australian crew like whenever I watch vids they not Aussie but when she said NSW I was freaking out 😇🤣🤣😅

  • Asanda Paul
    Asanda Paul 7 days ago

    God is grateful he made your life like it’s a camp

  • Halima Sayles
    Halima Sayles 7 days ago

    Gaby sounds like my friend in the Year 7 (or the 6th Grade for all you Americans🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)

  • Carlos Cruz
    Carlos Cruz 8 days ago +1

    I'm Homeless and I help a kid that was poor and gave him 💰 and had a good life😢

  • Aye Jay
    Aye Jay 8 days ago

    I've seen worse. People in the streets with makeshift beds, and to make it worse, if you encounter the dangerous neighborhoods here and there's a guy looking at people, you know he's gonna kill.

  • Kevin Mancilla
    Kevin Mancilla 8 days ago

    good thing her dad has a job now

  • shayan hosseni
    shayan hosseni 8 days ago

    ?????????I was abounded i and had to go to adoption then got a gamily

  • Summer & Taz
    Summer & Taz 9 days ago +1

    you
    will
    not
    guess
    who
    the
    best
    person
    in
    the
    world
    read the first two

  • gregorio ponce
    gregorio ponce 9 days ago

    You said u were looking for a job bit i was your dad

  • Mingyo Chu
    Mingyo Chu 9 days ago

    i thought she lived in the us until i saw the Australian flag

  • Cody’s Mom
    Cody’s Mom 10 days ago

    Divooooorce

  • Sammi Ullom
    Sammi Ullom 10 days ago

    My dad knocked my tooth and I don’t like it

  • Erick Rodriguez flores

    Are you from Alitalia

  • Shannon Lovell
    Shannon Lovell 10 days ago

    I live in Australia to

  • Rose Gaming
    Rose Gaming 10 days ago

    Me (Australian)-*scrolls through comments and sees American talking crap about the Aussie accent
    😑😑😑

  • Yee Haww
    Yee Haww 11 days ago

    0:04 my dad and my stepmom decided to get a divoooos

  • Brownie Gacha
    Brownie Gacha 11 days ago

    OMG U LIVE IN AUSTRALUA?!? :D I’m not lonely :D

  • Antonia Campos
    Antonia Campos 11 days ago

    You should live in California United States

  • Olivia Ford
    Olivia Ford 11 days ago

    I feel so bad

  • Daniel Jimenez
    Daniel Jimenez 11 days ago

    Poor girl I feel bad

  • GatchaGala
    GatchaGala 11 days ago

    Aw

  • Felix
    Felix 11 days ago

    That’s a Australian flag I saw

  • Secret Friends
    Secret Friends 11 days ago

    This is from Australia and I live in Australia and New South Wales

  • Xanity Bizzle
    Xanity Bizzle 12 days ago +3

    2:30 I thought she said bawling my ass out

  • Black zeno
    Black zeno 12 days ago

    U where homeless but with a car

  • The_liv Star
    The_liv Star 12 days ago

    Aussie squad where you at?

  • Tania Prasad
    Tania Prasad 12 days ago

    Yes Australia Woolworths

  • LEGO STOP MOTION
    LEGO STOP MOTION 13 days ago

    Well that’s sad so sad😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Rachael Graham
    Rachael Graham 13 days ago

    I feel bad but at lest you found some where else

  • E-Andres With 99
    E-Andres With 99 14 days ago

    0:36
    Who sleeps with their glasses on

  • Yummy Gaming
    Yummy Gaming 14 days ago

    She said a bad word in 2:30

  • Tasheena Waters
    Tasheena Waters 14 days ago

    The dad went like a ninja

  • Reese Kimble
    Reese Kimble 15 days ago

    I actually have a story. It's about how I broke my arm

  • Alex
    Alex 15 days ago

    She is really pretty

  • NIKE SB
    NIKE SB 16 days ago

    HOUSELESS YOU MEAN NOT HOMELESS

  • R O B L O X Girl
    R O B L O X Girl 16 days ago

    I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA but moved to America I am and have never been poor but I was born in the Northern Territory it’s sooo good there but hope u feel better

  • Burger boi
    Burger boi 16 days ago

    Her: I just started bawling my eyes out
    My ears: I just started bawling my ass out

  • Rosa Gonzalez
    Rosa Gonzalez 17 days ago

    I would rather leave my freinds and get a home

  • Rosa Gonzalez
    Rosa Gonzalez 17 days ago

    They were lucy to live in a house

  • Jacob ._.
    Jacob ._. 17 days ago

    H

  • Braylah Gillie
    Braylah Gillie 18 days ago

    What t fuck is that

  • glowz Yt
    glowz Yt 18 days ago

    Have you been homeless
    Yes and im still homeless
    How do u have a computer then

  • Flamingo Power
    Flamingo Power 19 days ago

    omg i feel so bad for her and her dad but atleast they found a home :)

  • sîĕrrä
    sîĕrrä 19 days ago

    omg you live is Australia sameeee

  • u do not noe da way of da gamer

    Your dad looks like the person who took mia khalifas virginity

  • QT Pi Dancer
    QT Pi Dancer 20 days ago +1

    she live in Australia that is so amazing

  • Kaevions and Caitlynn’s fun! Love

    divvvvvvooooooooooorssssse

  • Vibekillaa YT
    Vibekillaa YT 22 days ago

    Happy family 😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Diamond XL
    Diamond XL 22 days ago

    Good thing you got s house but I wish you had enough for a mansion

  • Pink Nugget
    Pink Nugget 22 days ago +1

    A divoooooooorrrrce

  • Sissoko Faty
    Sissoko Faty 22 days ago

    Hi everyone. My name is Rose
    And today i 'm going to tell you how i went to shop and get lost
    .start:it was a lovely day anf my mom said we must go and have some fun at the garden .we play and play.my nom said on Saturday we are going to the shop.☺
    Middle:it was Saturday we went to the shop

  • smg9000 lol
    smg9000 lol 23 days ago

    1:59
    If only your dad had enouph money for condent house (whatever its called)

  • karategirlcass
    karategirlcass 23 days ago +1

    1 like= 1 more open and empty house for homeless people

  • mariana andrea cubedo campos

    People i have a question, How do i record a story?

  • ScottBossthebest Yeet
    ScottBossthebest Yeet 24 days ago +1

    Did the step-mom pay child support?

  • Flaka Quintana
    Flaka Quintana 24 days ago

    Sooooo..... How did your dad pay for gas for the car???..

  • Ra'Shawn Martin
    Ra'Shawn Martin 24 days ago

    1 girl or boy said they are poor how but u have a phone

  • dambrug1
    dambrug1 24 days ago +2

    She literally said in the begin “my dad and my mom decided that they’d get a divooooooooooce” wth

  • Brofallon. Gacha
    Brofallon. Gacha 24 days ago

    Wait I don’t have a home..I have an apartment....IM HOMELESSS

  • Derpqueen 101
    Derpqueen 101 24 days ago

    Yay! An australian story!! #australianpride

  • sKyWaRs- ChLoE :3
    sKyWaRs- ChLoE :3 24 days ago +1

    My dad and my stepmom decided to get a *dEvWoUrCe*

  • Loser_Alex Waffelz
    Loser_Alex Waffelz 24 days ago

    Am crying in realife right now 😭

  • Lani Tseko
    Lani Tseko 25 days ago

    Morel of the story: things will get better for u if u have a rough time

  • Ieva Stankuviene
    Ieva Stankuviene 25 days ago

    I think im gonna be homeless once i was with a happy family but it kept being worse and worse then i moved to germany and the rent was in a month 1,963 dollars thats when i had money problems my dad broke up and i can chose candy in my bday i can choose 2 now i have another house but its stil 1,182 now my mom doesnt really have much money im 9 im still happy

  • Bojudo Sports Sales
    Bojudo Sports Sales 26 days ago

    Question of the day:
    How Do they Have a Car If they are Homeless?

    • VanessaRhianna Kayla
      VanessaRhianna Kayla 12 days ago

      Bojudo Sports Sales they had a car when they weren’t homeless so they still have the car