My Dad And I Were Homeless and Had to Sleep in Our Car

  • 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 • 8 675

  • Chloe Janzen
    Chloe Janzen 9 hours ago


  • Sadeem Muhammad
    Sadeem Muhammad 14 hours ago

    I’m sorry you had to leave

  • daniel yilma
    daniel yilma Day ago

    Hard work can pay off who agrees

  • Kailen Aspinall
    Kailen Aspinall Day ago

    Who was your mother?

  • Zoe March
    Zoe March Day ago

    Likes=how many slaps the mom should get

  • Dina Mishel Garcia Lopez

    She said ass and I like it

  • Aubrey Westerlund
    Aubrey Westerlund 2 days ago


  • Galaxy Catos
    Galaxy Catos 2 days ago

    hello people

  • Crazy Cat
    Crazy Cat 2 days ago

    1:01 that looks like pretty little liars. Spencer,Aria, forgot the other girl and Emily.

  • Rodrigo Jaramillo
    Rodrigo Jaramillo 3 days ago +1


  • Lisa Deitz
    Lisa Deitz 3 days ago


  • Nayla Djayadiningrat


  • Dianne Childs
    Dianne Childs 3 days ago

    I'm sooo sorry I'm glad that your out of that Sichuan

  • Amy Sandag-ochir
    Amy Sandag-ochir 4 days ago

    I am still nine

  • Carolyn squires
    Carolyn squires 4 days ago


  • bela loves fruits
    bela loves fruits 4 days ago

    She looks like sssniperwolf

  • Coconut Hydro
    Coconut Hydro 5 days ago

    SAD 😞 😓😥

  • •Ocea nix•

    Please sub to me I'm a new TVclipr.

  • katie
    katie 5 days ago

    full ninja dad 0:48

  • ella Ann 2
    ella Ann 2 6 days ago

    Why did she say divorce the first time she sayd that

  • Helen booga
    Helen booga 6 days ago

    He's kinda cute, I wanna kiss him. *BLAAGAHAGAGAGAGAGAHHAGAGAGA* AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH UGH. gross

  • Space Chipmunk
    Space Chipmunk 6 days ago +1


  • Space Chipmunk
    Space Chipmunk 6 days ago +1


  • Space Chipmunk
    Space Chipmunk 6 days ago +1


  • Arrestonette merilan

    poll: YES I am still homeless

    then how are you on youtube

  • Torres Family
    Torres Family 6 days ago

    Bruh ur mom is stupid

  • Duhhh it's Funny
    Duhhh it's Funny 7 days ago

    Yeah you are homeless! Of course! But you still have a phone🙄

  • Cedar Meeseetawageesic

    Do you have a stepmom now or not

  • HaSana Johnson
    HaSana Johnson 7 days ago

    1:11 I see Daphne again

  • Anna Girl1394
    Anna Girl1394 7 days ago


  • xXGacha CookieXx
    xXGacha CookieXx 7 days ago

    I’ve been homeless before

  • Sweetie's
    Sweetie's 7 days ago

    You live in Australia! Australia is amazing!

  • Nadia is A stumped brat

    Why do you say like so much??

  • Nguyen
    Nguyen 7 days ago +1

    im from new south wales

  • Leah Arneil
    Leah Arneil 8 days ago

    Aussie aussie aussie 😏


  • Agey Yen
    Agey Yen 9 days ago +1

    this story has a lesen is so sad i am 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Natasha Sawyers
    Natasha Sawyers 10 days ago

    Oh God bless you , you are so strong and so happy that you have an accommodation

  • Abigail S
    Abigail S 10 days ago


  • Leyla Dahir
    Leyla Dahir 10 days ago

    Poor you What a mom

  • I'm Honest
    I'm Honest 10 days ago

    Wow your story is just like my story but that happened to me 2 years ago and now I'm 8 years old

  • Blazers Tank3490
    Blazers Tank3490 10 days ago

    I live in a foster home

  • Ryan Samaha
    Ryan Samaha 11 days ago

    Who sleeps with glasses

  • Marko Kosta
    Marko Kosta 11 days ago

    My mom and my dad decided to get a DIVOOOOOOOOORCE

  • Sokunthea Chham
    Sokunthea Chham 11 days ago


  • chris roblox
    chris roblox 12 days ago +1

    Story booth: Have you ever been homeless
    me: what the ....

  • Suanie Aquino
    Suanie Aquino 12 days ago

    0:06 divooce

  • derek ellison
    derek ellison 13 days ago

    Hi sorr

  • derek ellison
    derek ellison 13 days ago


  • Justine Nguyen
    Justine Nguyen 13 days ago


  • Walle 2019 Mono no
    Walle 2019 Mono no 14 days ago

    But not sure

  • Clayton Peterson
    Clayton Peterson 15 days ago +5

    Meg from Family Guy.

    Im gonna get hate

  • Ian Cordoba
    Ian Cordoba 15 days ago


  • Gentiana Mehilli
    Gentiana Mehilli 17 days ago

    Oh yeah yeah.

  • Gurvan Saikhan
    Gurvan Saikhan 17 days ago

    I was homeless my sister kicked me and my mother my mom was weak i was only 9 years old how i can fight with my sister that she is clearly 18 years old and she can't even leave the house and go to Colege and i was vegan and thats get even worse my grandma is poor my dad is out of my country and doing his own job and my life is worst and worst nothing so good i hope you can pick me story booth i hope you can ask me thimei am not telling this for 5 years and its just hard

  • Meh Bored
    Meh Bored 18 days ago +1

    That made me almost cry

  • Sebastian's Gacha Productions2

    K v el

  • Denshen
    Denshen 18 days ago

    There mon issuch a bad woman has no respect

  • Unicorn lover1308
    Unicorn lover1308 18 days ago

    They won’t heart this comment

    • Dacat is cool
      Dacat is cool 17 days ago

      Unicorn lover1308 Yeah they won’t

  • Nina Stefanovic
    Nina Stefanovic 18 days ago +1

    Nice i love story booth

  • JaeDolphin• this•is•meh•squad

    Atleast you now have a happy life! :D

  • Kimberlyn Brenes
    Kimberlyn Brenes 19 days ago

    I wish android could share stories because I do not even have a laptop . .

  • Kimberlyn Brenes
    Kimberlyn Brenes 19 days ago

    Where do I share my stories

  • Chernel Avergonzado
    Chernel Avergonzado 19 days ago


  • Chernel Avergonzado
    Chernel Avergonzado 19 days ago


  • lego fan 4 life and doges

    so your dad went through 2 wife's his first wife and your step mom also thank goodness for phones or else you wouldn't have ANY contact with ANY of you friends

  • Marilyn Samoranos
    Marilyn Samoranos 20 days ago

    where is your mother ?

  • joy jooy
    joy jooy 21 day ago

    wow ho could you live a couple months like that this made me sad

  • Prestonplay button. עברית\hebrew 있다

    Shes from austrailia🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

  • Tv Good
    Tv Good 22 days ago

    That is good good job hope you have a happy life if you’re Savage for you your mum is poop why won’t she leave you without food that’s good you got a house

  • Da real name Is gacha
    Da real name Is gacha 22 days ago

    That 1% yes multiple times is so blessed to even have a device

  • Hector Montago
    Hector Montago 22 days ago

    Poor girl this makes me cry :(

  • john c
    john c 23 days ago


  • Μακαλα Σοσοπου

    Fvfylfhbxh?nxgkbnvjxhzaj?mbck.ndh?nxfk.mhvj? '"%*:?

  • Gacha Kate
    Gacha Kate 23 days ago

    That is the sane thing that happened to me

  • Cammie Russell
    Cammie Russell 24 days ago

    I HATE that whenever a mom *or a stepmom* says something and THEN a couple days later they forget and say “I Never Said That Your Lying!!!” 😡 LIKE UGHH I HATE IT WHENEVER THEY DP THAT!!

  • ZuperWilmzz
    ZuperWilmzz 24 days ago

    i hope this doesnt sound mean but this sounds like a sims 4 rags to riches challange irl

  • Corinadanae Ca
    Corinadanae Ca 24 days ago

    Thank God things worked out. I've had to do the hose shower. It's crazy!

  • •Samantha •
    •Samantha • 25 days ago

    0:46 that roll though

  • Lil Clo Lil clo
    Lil Clo Lil clo 25 days ago

    i live in australia too!

  • Mia Brave
    Mia Brave 25 days ago

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

  • Gabby Har
    Gabby Har 25 days 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 26 days ago

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

  • Jaden Alston
    Jaden Alston 27 days ago

    That thumb nail is inappropriate

  • Destiny tran
    Destiny tran 27 days ago

    What kind of step mom is that?

  • 나쁜Sheera
    나쁜Sheera 27 days ago

    0:48 your Dads a ninja! XD lol

  • Stella Madsen
    Stella Madsen 28 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 28 days ago

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

  • Gia Fernandes
    Gia Fernandes 28 days ago


  • Jack Darby
    Jack Darby 28 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 29 days ago

    1:24 how did he get a hoe?

  • Ugly Bitch
    Ugly Bitch 29 days ago

    0:06 divorce the way she said it

  • Ugly Bitch
    Ugly Bitch 29 days ago


  • Puddington Heritage Model Railway

    No offense, but that lifestyle actually sounds really fun!

    ELLA YAGIZ 29 days ago


  • Adam Tube
    Adam Tube 29 days ago

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

  • Lit_alyshberg2
    Lit_alyshberg2 Month ago

    Sound so fucking weird

  • Fintaly Yolontan
    Fintaly Yolontan Month 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 Month ago

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