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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Comments • 9 109

  • Starring A Hunni
    Starring A Hunni 24 minutes ago

    “DivOSE”

  • 1k subs with some videos challenge

    Happened to me one time

  • janet pizana
    janet pizana Hour ago

    Your dad is amazing

  • 1 1
    1 1 4 hours ago

    Her moms a fucking hoe like period

  • hansraj63686 h
    hansraj63686 h 5 hours ago +1

    Never trust step mothers

  • hansraj63686 h
    hansraj63686 h 5 hours ago +1

    And then she got pregnant

  • Eduardo Saldana
    Eduardo Saldana 6 hours ago

    Did she say bawl my a** out?

  • blob fish
    blob fish 6 hours ago

    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 6 hours ago

    0:34 Who Sleeps With Glasses?

  • Evelyn Rosales
    Evelyn Rosales 8 hours ago

    A divols 😂😂😂😂

  • DanielMaster 304
    DanielMaster 304 12 hours ago

    Did she live by cardiff

  • ronshaku lones musume ronshaku

    why cant your dad find another girl???

  • Phøenix_kalø
    Phøenix_kalø 14 hours ago

    That’s what she said 0:08

  • Dylan Matthew Aquilet
    Dylan Matthew Aquilet 19 hours ago

    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 19 hours ago

      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 19 hours ago +1

    Here in philippines if you have car you are rich

  • Shevaun Tadeo
    Shevaun Tadeo Day ago

    I think you live in australia

  • Farouk Selima
    Farouk Selima Day ago

    I’ve seen you before

  • GengarPlayzzz
    GengarPlayzzz Day ago

    good ol straya

  • Olivia Cosentino

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

  • Aurelio Parado Jr

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

  • RichelleVittoria Malabed

    WaitOnly iphone users get to use that app-

  • Tauavae Ta’afi
    Tauavae Ta’afi 2 days ago

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

  • StandardAlex
    StandardAlex 2 days ago

    That sounds like my friend

  • Princess Manie
    Princess Manie 2 days ago

    Me and you have the same story

  • Silver YT
    Silver YT 2 days ago +2

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

  • FROGADIER NINGABRO
    FROGADIER NINGABRO 2 days ago

    Why did u sleep with ur glasses on?

  • Notwill 123
    Notwill 123 2 days ago

    The moms a thot

  • —i love stray kids
    —i love stray kids 2 days ago +2

    oof i live in South Wales. shook.

  • Duaa Khalid
    Duaa Khalid 2 days ago

    1 like=1 respect to the dad 👨

  • Moe FTW
    Moe FTW 2 days ago

    That’s were I live 2:40

  • bluz bluz world
    bluz bluz world 2 days ago +1

    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 2 days ago

    I was homeless just a month ago I feel you

  • WrkSeb
    WrkSeb 2 days ago +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 2 days ago

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

  • Ema L
    Ema L 2 days ago +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 2 days ago +2

    1:12 daphne!!

  • Equestrian Ella
    Equestrian Ella 2 days ago

    She is an AUSSIE YASSS

  • The T Gamer Guy
    The T Gamer Guy 2 days ago +4

    1:54 He had more than 10 dollars.

    Can’t afford a house for 4 dollars

    JOKE

  • Wolf Comics 101
    Wolf Comics 101 2 days ago

    Why would a mum do that to her kid Jesus

  • Niliin Nelson
    Niliin Nelson 3 days ago

    Feel bad for them like my comment

  • F B I
    F B I 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    I feel bad for you and your dad.

  • Ahmad Rauffi
    Ahmad Rauffi 3 days ago

    THE MOM IS AN IDIOT

  • BLaZe _String
    BLaZe _String 3 days ago

    I’m from australia

  • Alanvideomaster AS
    Alanvideomaster AS 3 days ago

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

  • Melissa Calandro
    Melissa Calandro 3 days ago

    Frankie from bizaardvark

  • mitchell marinara
    mitchell marinara 3 days ago

    Amazing story!

  • Heather Mccollins
    Heather Mccollins 3 days ago

    C

  • sullen jet084
    sullen jet084 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago +2

    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 4 days ago +3

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

  • Cassandra Torres
    Cassandra Torres 4 days ago +1

    Your dad dad is a true hero

  • Daisy Afriyie
    Daisy Afriyie 4 days ago

    Ya moms a bitch

  • miss Lady Rainacorn
    miss Lady Rainacorn 4 days ago +2

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

  • Fjollamustafa Fjollamustafa

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

  • Allyah Diaz
    Allyah Diaz 4 days ago +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 3 days ago +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 4 days ago

    god is good for you if you pray

  • TOC2
    TOC2 4 days ago +1

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


    Uh huh

    Oh yeah

    • TOC2
      TOC2 3 days ago

      😂

    • Wq1fy_fr3ak
      Wq1fy_fr3ak 3 days ago +1

      +Shows with Savvy donkey? Wdym

    • Shows with Savvy
      Shows with Savvy 4 days ago +1

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

    • Wq1fy_fr3ak
      Wq1fy_fr3ak 4 days ago +1

      She said EYES 🤣🤣🤣

  • Checkk_Upp_IRL
    Checkk_Upp_IRL 4 days ago

    Karen didn’t take the kids

  • I'm Human
    I'm Human 4 days ago +1

    your dad is good because he really love you

  • Kiann Eslit
    Kiann Eslit 5 days ago +1

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

  • FRIES
    FRIES 5 days ago +1

    Wait she only has 4 fingers

  • Clara Hoskins
    Clara Hoskins 5 days ago

    F ur mom 😼

  • Alma Garcia
    Alma Garcia 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

      Don’t get me wrong I love story booth

  • NINJA franco
    NINJA franco 5 days ago

    I fuckt a gril

  • EloPoyo pat
    EloPoyo pat 5 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago

    Divoooorrce

  • the gaming adventures

    OH MY GOD ARE YOU OK IMMA SUBSCRIBE

  • Yammy
    Yammy 5 days ago

    the voice tho wtf

  • Dragonicblaster
    Dragonicblaster 5 days ago +1

    I have a really really similar story

  • BerriSerious Games
    BerriSerious Games 5 days ago +1

    I saw the thumbnail and think of something else

  • Kiwi Ball
    Kiwi Ball 5 days ago

    Your a aussie?

  • MK_Wizard
    MK_Wizard 5 days ago +1

    Nobody should have to go through that. Your father is so noble.

  • Rudy Jun
    Rudy Jun 5 days ago +1

    So your happy that you left your FRIENDS

  • Leana Cutanda
    Leana Cutanda 5 days ago +3

    similar to the movie pursuit of happiness, love this!

  • Max Gutierrez
    Max Gutierrez 5 days ago +2

    Oh hi fellow Aussie I hope your alright

  • røse vløgs
    røse vløgs 5 days ago

    How did u afford the car?

  • Yvette Rodriguez
    Yvette Rodriguez 5 days ago

    Ur mother Is
    Kskejdjwjav

  • Yvette Rodriguez
    Yvette Rodriguez 5 days ago +1

    At least u have Ur Car Still RiGht?

  • Poochilli Pickles
    Poochilli Pickles 6 days ago

    Divoce

  • abuelo2012
    abuelo2012 6 days ago

    I hate that mom

  • monique is unique
    monique is unique 6 days ago

    Your mom should be ashamed

  • xXHyper YuiiXx
    xXHyper YuiiXx 6 days ago +1

    0:05 hold up hold up, STEP MOM?! I thought it couldn't get any worst 😔😭

  • Elite Kapkan
    Elite Kapkan 6 days ago +1

    We had to sleep in a car...weird flex but ok

  • Kathryn Clifford
    Kathryn Clifford 6 days ago

    Wow.............

  • Ãrį Bæbë
    Ãrį Bæbë 6 days ago

    This is so sad x

  • DOGE doge the dog
    DOGE doge the dog 6 days ago

    girl:so yea so we are in a better place now
    government:sorry but ur gonna *die tonight*
    girl and dad:NOOOOO

  • simon gleybman
    simon gleybman 6 days ago

    1 like=10000 punches for that asshole mum

  • samuel! lol
    samuel! lol 6 days ago

    She says the a word

  • Game And Sky Bro
    Game And Sky Bro 6 days ago +1

    All my friends went to a different high school than me, but I instantly found new friends

    l u c k

  • Just a Skitty
    Just a Skitty 6 days ago +1

    I am eating a hamburger


    Actually happe-
    Oops wrong story srry (but seriously I feel rlly bad for what this girl had to go through.)

  • McDolanDuck 12
    McDolanDuck 12 6 days ago +1

    I was living like this in the philipines.

  • Cathy Tian
    Cathy Tian 6 days ago +3

    Step. Mom sees


    BISH YOU USED MAH SHOWER?!?

  • The T Gamer Guy
    The T Gamer Guy 6 days ago

    Happy

  • Mandy Moran
    Mandy Moran 6 days ago +1

    2:30 she said ass

  • FAIZAL LEGEND
    FAIZAL LEGEND 6 days ago

    In 2:15 on the news paper is says New South Wales I live there

  • Ana Milovanović
    Ana Milovanović 6 days ago

    Your mum sucks....

  • 50 Shades of Gray Gaming Channel

    What an entitled mother 😬