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Homeless woman getting help after impressing business owner with her singing

Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 17, 2020

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — Josephine Adams is struggling both physically and financially.

“My arms are getting tired. My legs,” Josephine said. “I’ve been sitting outside. Not knowing where I’m going. I haven’t gotten all my Social Security (benefits). I’m 73 now.”

But one thing Josephine does have is the talent to move people with her voice.

On Saturday, Josephine just happened to be singing across the street from Eddie Mullally’s Tarpon Springs bike shop, Neptune Cyclery.

“She was really good. It was beautiful and powerful. And I said 'I’m going to try and film this,'” said Mullally.

Josephine finished and went on her way, but left an impression on Mullally.

“She was thankful for what she had. She had everything in a shopping cart. And I felt bad I wasn’t more thankful when I watched the video,” Mullally said.

After posting the video on Facebook, Mullally started getting offers from friends who wanted to help Josephine.

So he tracked her down and found her pushing her cart on Alternate 19.

“People have offered money. I have a girl calling today who might have a place for her to stay,” said Mullally.

“I really appreciate meeting him. A lot of times I’m walking, since my childhood, singing and praying as I go through the day. So many bad things have been happening recently,” said Josephine.

But Mullally is hoping to change that.

He created a GoFundMe page and wants to host a benefit concert where even more people can hear Josephine sing.

“I appreciate that. I appreciate God. And all the love that they showed because I am outside with nowhere to go. So I’m asking you to pray for me,” said Josephine.