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 • 8 630

  • •Samantha •
    •Samantha • 6 hours ago

    0:46 that roll though

  • Lil Clo Lil clo
    Lil Clo Lil clo 14 hours ago

    i live in australia too!

  • Mia Brave
    Mia Brave Day ago

    I want to stay where I live because my crush and my friends

  • Gabby Har
    Gabby Har Day ago +1

    When I say " I was homeless" I mean like times I've moved and had to sleep in the car

  • Maly Chea
    Maly Chea Day ago

    If some one stay in the car will die in the night

  • Jaden Alston
    Jaden Alston 2 days ago

    That thumb nail is inappropriate

  • Destiny tran
    Destiny tran 2 days ago

    What kind of step mom is that?

  • Sheera 大豬
    Sheera 大豬 3 days ago

    0:48 your Dads a ninja! XD lol

  • Stella Madsen
    Stella Madsen 3 days ago

    The mom is a little piece of shit for telling her husband that they could stay there and then kick them out.

  • Maisie Rowe
    Maisie Rowe 3 days ago

    I bet all the dislikes are just the mum with tons of different accounts

  • Gia Fernandes
    Gia Fernandes 3 days ago

    divooooce

  • Jack Darby
    Jack Darby 3 days ago

    Personally if I was completely homeless and living on the streets
    I would love to go to prison cause think about
    It food clothes water shower beds sometimes TV and sometimes liquor
    Depending on witch prison you get sentenced to but totally my
    Opinion and hopefully I would get sentenced for life but to do that I would have to do something really bad
    So yeah I'd be fine with 20 or 30 years but totally my opinion so calm down PC police

  • Natile Playz
    Natile Playz 4 days ago

    1:24 how did he get a hoe?

  • Ugly Bitch
    Ugly Bitch 4 days ago

    0:06 divorce the way she said it

  • Ugly Bitch
    Ugly Bitch 4 days ago

    0:6

  • Puddington Heritage Model Railway

    No offense, but that lifestyle actually sounds really fun!

  • ELLA YAGIZ
    ELLA YAGIZ 4 days ago

    Booh

  • Adam Tube
    Adam Tube 5 days ago

    0:38 you can see the blanket is leaking through her hand

  • alyshaberg2
    alyshaberg2 5 days ago

    Sound so fucking weird

  • Fintaly Yolontan
    Fintaly Yolontan 5 days ago

    So they upload stories like this... but don’t upload My stories like
    My mother died and it changed my life
    I have been fighting cancer since 9 years old
    I found my dad at a gay bar
    I have a fear of boys
    My whole family has PTSD
    I look like my mother’s twin
    My dad use to get involved in a lot of gang stuff

  • Naomi okunbor O
    Naomi okunbor O 5 days ago

    My dad and my step mom got a divooorceeee 😂 leave a like if you get what I mean

  • Babyydogee
    Babyydogee 6 days ago

    I WANT TO FIGHT YOU

  • Joeta's creations
    Joeta's creations 6 days ago

    My dad and my mum decided to get a divwose

  • Samuel Lebronlee
    Samuel Lebronlee 6 days ago

    So uhh.... Hows life?

  • Jaxsondabeast 123
    Jaxsondabeast 123 6 days ago +1

    This is so sad bless you

  • ItzMD
    ItzMD 7 days ago

    Fuck your mom shes a Bitch

  • Treven Fischer
    Treven Fischer 7 days ago

    Now that is what I call a bitch mom

  • September Talents
    September Talents 7 days ago

    0:05 the way she said divorce😄😄😄😄

  • pink cupcake
    pink cupcake 7 days ago

    How were they homeless and they had a car

  • Teudoongi Nayeon
    Teudoongi Nayeon 7 days ago +1

    Srsly? You wear glasses to bed?

  • XxxGthegirl_209xxX lol

    Who ever said yes that there still homeless how do you get a phone?

  • Missy More
    Missy More 8 days ago

    She has people sopport her I have no one that support me they do bad they say mean like u dum u idiot shove me it's sad so levee a like to y'all me have people sopport me plz I swear

  • Alyssa Wooddell
    Alyssa Wooddell 8 days ago

    That mom is a bitch what kind of mother lets her daughter go homeless

  • Ariel Ramos
    Ariel Ramos 8 days ago

    Hit or miss

  • U Perm
    U Perm 8 days ago

    her mom is a bitch of a mother

  • Fern’s Channel
    Fern’s Channel 8 days ago

    shes aussie :O yay 😁

  • cute gamer
    cute gamer 8 days ago +1

    I’m really happy for you! We will always support you all your life!☺️🙂

  • My World
    My World 8 days ago

    What a witch??? Never said it befire ooff

  • Rodris27 7
    Rodris27 7 8 days ago

    Bless your heart

  • KinglyCommie
    KinglyCommie 8 days ago

    Can I kick your stepmother's ass

  • Ryan Krosnoff
    Ryan Krosnoff 8 days ago

    These are really good ideas

  • Infires Boiii
    Infires Boiii 8 days ago +1

    She basically lives in Australia

  • DAT_0NE_B0Y 11
    DAT_0NE_B0Y 11 8 days ago

    I'm australian

  • Angel Gutierrez
    Angel Gutierrez 8 days ago

    Ylou guy saisd a fjaucking abnad saword sass holy shit get baible

  • vRaz Lighting
    vRaz Lighting 9 days ago

    How do you have the guts to kick your KID out of the house

  • YassKi TB
    YassKi TB 9 days ago

    Homeless had a car wtf

  • Lalalalalai suck fortnite Lala

    Do everyone rent houses or it is just me that buy a house

  • Donut Gaming
    Donut Gaming 9 days ago

    0:06 divorceeeeeee

  • Jreilly
    Jreilly 10 days ago

    If you are home less than you don’t have a car I don’t buy it

  • Ur normal Raccoon
    Ur normal Raccoon 10 days ago +4

    Me:*reads title*
    SWEET HOME ALABAMA

  • Guy does Random things
    Guy does Random things 10 days ago +2

    0:53 how are your friends suposed to know

  • Heather Nassiri
    Heather Nassiri 10 days ago

    The step mom is a bitch

  • sleeepy -.
    sleeepy -. 10 days ago +1

    My dad and my step mom decided to get a divooorce

  • Redy Stony
    Redy Stony 10 days ago +1

    One of the most heartbreaking stories even

  • Leighton Deguzman
    Leighton Deguzman 10 days ago

    Whoever said they are still homeless has to be lying because you could have saved the money from the phone you bought and rent an apartment

  • Subhaan is here
    Subhaan is here 11 days ago

    What is it with these bitch mums

  • Kat Dog
    Kat Dog 11 days ago +1

    We learned about Australia a couple days ago I was like NORTHERN TERRITORY NEW SOUTHWHALES

    • Tarox
      Tarox 3 days ago

      Kat Dog i live there

  • Heart Spades
    Heart Spades 11 days ago

    I think its fun to sleep in a car with a a flat wide trunk

  • Fernanda Fechner
    Fernanda Fechner 11 days ago +1

    0:04 My dad and my step mom decided to get a DivoOOooOoOoOorce.

  • Elivija Harris
    Elivija Harris 11 days ago

    I live in Australia nsw

  • Ong Junxun
    Ong Junxun 11 days ago

    Welp this girl is lucky that she have a car if not ...

  • Logan Mireles
    Logan Mireles 11 days ago

    mom is evil. kill the mom.

  • GalaxyXD
    GalaxyXD 12 days ago +1

    I only remember when I was younger that me, my parents and I believe my brother slept in our old truck and I remember sleeping in the back with my brother and my parents slept in the front
    My father was in the driver seat and my mother was in the passenger seat and I remember waking up holding my teddy bear and looking out the window only seeing a empty dark parking lot and climbing to the front to my mom and waking her up saying “I can’t sleep” and she took me into her arms and rocked to sleep.
    This was a long time ago
    And I’m doubting that it was real or not but this happened when I was like...4 years old? But now we live in a better location now so worries my dudes😎👍

  • XFade
    XFade 12 days ago

    Is it true

  • Free Samuel12
    Free Samuel12 12 days ago

    This is probably stereotypical but did you wake up to a spider on you at all

  • red eye
    red eye 12 days ago +1

    My best friend commits self harm and that makes me feel really sad

  • Hannah short
    Hannah short 12 days ago

    sooo awsome

  • Anastasia Jane
    Anastasia Jane 12 days ago +1

    Gaby, I have been homeless with my dad after my mom got the house and we lived with my uncle for 1 year and then we ended up moving to my stepmoms house and I’m glad we all lived together ❤️❤️

  • Ethar Key
    Ethar Key 12 days ago

    When I was born we were homeless and we didn’t have anything to eat but know thank god now we r rich and have the big home and the latest phone all I just can say s thanks god

  • Khyeian Calindas
    Khyeian Calindas 12 days ago +1

    You are so much better if the best thing about it

  • Beatrice Ocena
    Beatrice Ocena 13 days ago

    Your dads nice

  • *DianaTheAltean*
    *DianaTheAltean* 13 days ago

    It’s not her stepmom’s fault she forgets things

  • Dr PAiN is here
    Dr PAiN is here 13 days ago +1

    kicking out your child and ex husband so they have to sleep in a car what kind of bs is this
    its probably a good thing you left that woman she sounds like an insensative asshole

  • Timeo 222
    Timeo 222 13 days ago +2

    Ok

  • MissPotatoButt
    MissPotatoButt 13 days ago +3

    Omg she’s Australian too yay and from NSW

    • Tarox
      Tarox 3 days ago

      MissPotatoButt from vic

  • Shanthi Knights
    Shanthi Knights 13 days ago +1

    Hell,o my name is Rubi and I love your stoys and I live in New soth Wallis at forbers😍😊😁👩🇦🇺
    But you rock !

  • Bluver Gaming
    Bluver Gaming 13 days ago

    Wow your dad is amazing!

  • golden gacha
    golden gacha 13 days ago

    I live in new south wales

  • Pudds At midnight
    Pudds At midnight 14 days ago

    You wear youe glasses to bed?

  • Oliver Desjarlais
    Oliver Desjarlais 14 days ago

    Mate

  • Oliver Desjarlais
    Oliver Desjarlais 14 days ago

    They’re living in Australia

  • Oliver Desjarlais
    Oliver Desjarlais 14 days ago +1

    It’s Australia

  • Everestgamer xx
    Everestgamer xx 14 days ago

    Awww well at least you have food and your not lonely

  • TheSoundOfEmma! Gaming, Lifestyle, and more!

    The Norris Nuts live where she used too I mean I would be so sad if I moved away from there I mean IT’S THE NORRIS NUTS

  • The Red Cupcake
    The Red Cupcake 14 days ago

    2:30 What did she say??? THE *A* WORD???

  • Henry Gerecke
    Henry Gerecke 14 days ago

    Religious voice, religious school...

  • Ezsian Lucero
    Ezsian Lucero 14 days ago

    When is the animator gonna do one on himself

  • AnTi_ThUnDeR
    AnTi_ThUnDeR 14 days ago

    Yo keep moving u got tis:)

  • Jenni Griffin
    Jenni Griffin 15 days ago +1

    I had to moov too

  • FlameXNatsu
    FlameXNatsu 15 days ago

    stupid mum
    I hate people like that

  • jay_ 4o2
    jay_ 4o2 15 days ago

    In the begging her voice tho

  • Mac Dawg
    Mac Dawg 15 days ago

    My mom and dad decided to get a divoaace

  • Lola Conejo
    Lola Conejo 15 days ago

    My dad left my mom but we have a home

  • Yulissa Delgado Armenta

    1:06 look at the sign what comes after Uni?

  • Gekyume Llj
    Gekyume Llj 17 days ago

    2:30 she try saying eyes but she said as*

  • Anacatsuper Cute
    Anacatsuper Cute 17 days ago

    😭😭

  • Beth line Studios
    Beth line Studios 17 days ago

    Quite question if it says
    “ Yes, and I’m still homeless “
    If so how is they watching this?
    Maybe stollen or someone has a phone and got to watch it online somehow

    • Anonymous Because
      Anonymous Because 15 days ago

      I’m assuming you’re talking about people watching this video being homeless? A lot of homeless people have phones nowadays, especially if they live in a homeless shelter or something. If they have WiFi and a place to charge, they can watch whatever. Phones aren’t very expensive, and when you become homeless, you more often then not don’t loose your phone.

  • Sean's milatary info channel

    Sick I would love to live in Australia

    • Cheryl Chen
      Cheryl Chen 15 days ago

      Sean's milatary info channel she lives in wales

  • Shadow _playz
    Shadow _playz 17 days ago

    My mom forgets everything

  • Love Berg
    Love Berg 17 days ago

    OMG wait your mom ditched you