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P&J article on ‘Huffy’ told the entire story

Posted 12/14/16

For those of us who knew David “Huffy” Hoffman, thank you for the story you printed about him.

We all have memories and stories from way back about Huffy, but the stories by Joe Dailey, who literally took him into his home, off the streets, …

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P&J article on ‘Huffy’ told the entire story

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For those of us who knew David “Huffy” Hoffman, thank you for the story you printed about him.


We all have memories and stories from way back about Huffy, but the stories by Joe Dailey, who literally took him into his home, off the streets, 35 years ago, is a stellar example of “my brother’s keeper,” even though they were not related whatsoever.

He provided meals, a roof over his head, a job and guidance (as much as Huffy allowed), and believe me, it was a thankless job.


The article brought smiles and chuckles to those of us who spent time every day around Huffy. You had to know him personally to “get it,” and waving to him on a bench as you drove by is not quite the same as housing him for half his life.


Should it have been edited? Absolutely not. The article was to share the life of Huffy, told by a man who solely saved his life 35 years back. The article shared life with Huffy and it was many times a challenging journey, just like raising your own children except he was older than caretaker.


Joe Dailey visited Huffy every day in the hospital and had just left on Sunday morning, they day he had his heart attack and passed away. Joe got the phone call and could barely contain himself. I know this because I witnessed it.


Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones, and the next time you encounter a homeless person, please take them home for 35 years and make our world a better place with kindness.


Thanks, Joe, from all of us who loved Huffy and you, for all you did for him.


Carol Kupp
Middletown

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