There is nothing better than seeing someone turn their life around. Everyday, life knocks people down, sometimes it seems as if it is impossible to get back up, but stories like Davis Harvis inspire others to keep fighting. Davis Harvis is a man that has come a long way in life, and now he spends his time giving back to the community and feeding the homeless. Having a big heart is what has gotten Davis through some of the most difficult times in his life, but now he has a big smile to match.
Just five years ago, Davis was sleeping in the back of his truck. When Davis was homeless, he had many missing and decaying teeth because his situation made it impossible for him to have regular dental work done to prevent damage. After years working for the soup kitchen, Davis was happy to finally have steady work, and get back on his feet. Everyday Davis showed up to read to serve the community, the only thing missing was his smile. Even after finally making it off the streets, Davis still had a constant reminder of just how hard he once had it.
According to a recent article on Huffington Post, Davis is now a senior warehouse manager at the SoupMobile, the nonprofit feeds 200,000 meals to people in need every year in Dallas, Texas. With a fresh start, and an amazing job, Davis still was held back because of his lack of dental hygiene but that was about to change. Dentist Lee Fitzgerald, stepped in to finally give Davis the smile and confidence he deserves. After being approached by the founder of SoupMobile, Lee could not be happier to help. In the end the dentist performed $50,000 worth of dental surgery for Davis at not cost.
Now that Davis has had dental implant surgery, he is able to smile, and show the world just has happy he truly is. The loving dentist that helped Davis achieve his “million dollar smile,” insists that he feels honored to do something for a man that has helped do many others.
“I am touched by the heart of a man who comes from a place where he had so little yet has given himself so much.” Fitzgerald shared on Facebook.
It is hard not to get chocked up when you reflect on all of the love there still is in a world, that sometimes seems heartless. Davis started out with nothing and now he has a life of memories and good intentions.