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 • 9 179

  • Milkyway backup
    Milkyway backup Hour ago

    *MONTHS?*

  • o k
    o k 5 hours ago +1

    Am I the only one who thinks se* was going to happen

  • Brisa Torres
    Brisa Torres 14 hours ago

    You're not the only one...

  • A.D.G. All Day Gaming
    A.D.G. All Day Gaming 15 hours ago +1

    They can afford a car and not a bed

  • Kelvin Aguilar
    Kelvin Aguilar 18 hours ago

    How you buy gas for the car

  • Zealous X
    Zealous X 18 hours ago

    When people say bush camping is smart

  • ak86lilmama
    ak86lilmama 19 hours ago +2

    Im moveing into a smaller house every once in awhile

  • Devdelux 123
    Devdelux 123 19 hours ago +1

    YES, i am homeless 1%
    No-
    WAIT A MINUTE,
    IF YOUR HOMELESSS HOW DO YOU HAVE INTERNET

  • Kyle C-G
    Kyle C-G 21 hour ago

    I don’t like you because you should show your real face

  • Paulina AB
    Paulina AB Day ago

    I’m living in a car
    vroom vroom

  • Hana Zehra
    Hana Zehra Day ago

    The sound is not clear

  • Jose Cachu
    Jose Cachu Day ago

    i feel so bad

  • That one Kid
    That one Kid Day ago

    To many bitches in this world at this point

  • Jordyn Clark
    Jordyn Clark Day ago

    If only that was her uncle

  • Animelover Kitty

    * Me takes all of her food *

  • Keshna Jean
    Keshna Jean Day ago

    I had that experience we will sleep in hotels and out doors

  • actors for fun
    actors for fun Day ago

    At least you have a house And l'm so sorry for you And be happy that you have a house 😟🙂

  • Luna Loves
    Luna Loves 2 days ago

    oh I feel so bad glad you have overcome this

  • The Abang_Sado
    The Abang_Sado 2 days ago

    It's sad that as we're both Australians, these situations are happening

  • Luke Grose
    Luke Grose 2 days ago

    Fuck yes your Aussie same it is the best

  • Ella Costello
    Ella Costello 2 days ago

    0:06 I’m dying

  • Gacha Abigail
    Gacha Abigail 2 days ago

    Hey I live in New South Wales!

  • Squishy Collector/Makeover Amanda

    You live in Austrailia? I live in Missouri, in the United States of America. I've never been outside of the country

  • cookiesandmilq
    cookiesandmilq 2 days ago

    2:01

    that man is lowkey me

  • Joey Castillo
    Joey Castillo 2 days ago

    Ok mate I’ll tell u what just kill your self

  • Donik Gaming
    Donik Gaming 2 days ago

    Divoooorce

  • DezManHue
    DezManHue 2 days ago

    My story is that I became a doge for no reason lol the story is my best friend killed me actually it was an idiot that killed me and I became a doge and then I died and then I became a noob from roblox for no reason lol. That’s a fake story lol.

  • Joy Not Joyce
    Joy Not Joyce 3 days ago

    Wow. They are super strong to go through that.

  • sherona latchman
    sherona latchman 3 days ago

    you live in australlia ..... i would love to visit camberra

  • XxAviana GamerxX
    XxAviana GamerxX 3 days ago

    This is sad...

  • Raven paw
    Raven paw 3 days ago

    Yr dads really good and nice and kind but my dad well..not that much like yrs..

  • Darko Parcon
    Darko Parcon 3 days ago +2

    Omg! I’m in the Northern Territory too! I was expecting you to move to Tasmania or something

  • Scarlett Plays games

    Why DO THET HAVE FoUr Fingers?!?!!!

  • nola nolic
    nola nolic 3 days ago

    lb

  • nola nolic
    nola nolic 3 days ago

    !,z n ,,

  • Bored .queen
    Bored .queen 3 days ago

    U act like u it was fine but it wasn’t😩

  • Toy Chica
    Toy Chica 3 days ago

    Finally someone from Austrailia like me but I live in Queensland

  • Yahya BNEgaming
    Yahya BNEgaming 4 days ago +1

    Why the fuck do you have to shower every night im not in the street and i dont shower every day

  • Mariam Alsabah
    Mariam Alsabah 4 days ago

    N

  • TurtleLover_plays YT

    Errrr........u have a car?....your rich

  • Ajonye
    Ajonye 4 days ago +2

    The mom kicking out her ex like that is horrible, but kicking out her own DAUGHTER is SHOCKING

    • Ajonye
      Ajonye Day ago

      Bing Bong step mom or mom, their both moms

    • Bing Bong
      Bing Bong 3 days ago

      Ajonye its stepmom

  • Chronic Zykannn
    Chronic Zykannn 4 days ago +1

    Dumbass gold digger “Get out of my house!!” Nigga stfu you guys are together you have a Husband and a Daughter yet your Gold digging ass over here kicking out people b*tch aßs th0t

  • Trevor Birney
    Trevor Birney 4 days ago

    is it just me or...
    DOES SHE LOOK JUST LIKE MY FRIEND AMELIE???

  • kassim98 moe
    kassim98 moe 5 days ago

    If you love your famliy press here and no one likes my comment so I like myself PRESS HERE PLZZZZZ
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  • 💜Natania Arts✏️

    First her mom just dumps the guy, but she also kicked her OWN DAUGTHER out of the house???

  • i am cookie
    i am cookie 5 days ago +1

    I have never been homless and the thang that i hate yhe most is that at school the 4 5 6 call me rich and im in 6th grade we trade classes so i now all of them

  • yimmy Miranda
    yimmy Miranda 5 days ago

    😱

  • MarW
    MarW 5 days ago

    Your mom is s bitch

  • Sunny Smiles
    Sunny Smiles 5 days ago

    What the hell? That woman is a moron...

  • David Brandt
    David Brandt 5 days ago

    I think 🤔 the dad is wonderful for the way he managed the situation

  • Lilliana Purnell
    Lilliana Purnell 5 days ago

    When I found out that she was Australian, I full on jumped up and down yelling OMG SHES AUSTRALIAN 😂 she lived in my state too

  • jacob makes music
    jacob makes music 5 days ago

    Ok TVclip I watched the video stop recommending it to me now

  • OneJay
    OneJay 5 days ago +1

    Why didn't the mom take the child?

  • Talon Gaming
    Talon Gaming 5 days ago +1

    I was in my house and my mom got in a fight with my aunt so we were kicked out of the house,for days we lived in my car too and now we have an apartment with three cats.

  • Antony Eriksson
    Antony Eriksson 6 days ago

    Nice best

  • Random Stuff :P
    Random Stuff :P 6 days ago

    You live in Wales? My grandparents live there! I visit them often!

  • 1000 Subs With No Vids?

    Look at my name!❤️

  • ZackStudio
    ZackStudio 6 days ago

    Why is this story reminding me of making my sims homeless until they die?

  • SwAzE
    SwAzE 6 days ago +1

    Bro we got to give props yo her dad he's fucking amazing he never have up

  • milly tapshoes
    milly tapshoes 6 days ago

    This any Aussie's here😌🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

  • Michaela S
    Michaela S 6 days ago

    She’s Aussie! I’m not the only one yay!

  • angelasoosoo meme
    angelasoosoo meme 6 days ago

    wait then how can the girl survive with her period?

  • Gacha Potatoe
    Gacha Potatoe 6 days ago

    YOUR DAD IS A HERO AND IM IN NSW TOO TWINS FINALLY SOMEONE THAT IS AUSTRALIAN

  • AirPodZ Yee
    AirPodZ Yee 6 days ago

    Your step mom is a she demon/thot and we all know it

  • Tropical Blueberry
    Tropical Blueberry 6 days ago

    Her mom have amnesia

  • connor Navarro
    connor Navarro 6 days ago

    IMMIGRANT

  • Salty_Af
    Salty_Af 6 days ago +4

    Omg Why Would You Put Your Belongings In A Restroom Stall I Mean What If They Have A Spare Key?!

  • Ryan Keshner
    Ryan Keshner 6 days ago

    That’s a pretty good life but u don’t have a lot of money

  • somer himpson
    somer himpson 6 days ago

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA

  • ĮtßÄñä Bänänä

    𝔸𝕥 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕘𝕦𝕪𝕤 𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕟𝕠𝕥 𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 ƪ(˘ᴗ˘)┐

  • Love D,va
    Love D,va 6 days ago

    ᴡʜʏ ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴛʜᴇʏ sᴇʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀʀ?

  • Johnatan 363
    Johnatan 363 7 days ago

    I think this girl is Mia khalifa

  • HELGA
    HELGA 7 days ago

    Your mama is a hoe

  • Camila Pimentel
    Camila Pimentel 7 days ago

    So did my parents

  • The T Gamer Guy
    The T Gamer Guy 7 days ago +3

    1:43 Jogging in the night??!!

  • Chloe Animations
    Chloe Animations 7 days ago

    Hello fello Australian.

  • cxxshehsueveg Gal
    cxxshehsueveg Gal 7 days ago +2

    Dovish???? XD

  • goku dragneel
    goku dragneel 7 days ago

    I hope she still talks to her friends

  • goku dragneel
    goku dragneel 7 days ago

    She has good friends

  • AwsomeDummy
    AwsomeDummy 7 days ago

    I LIVE IN THE NORTHEN TERRITORY OMG XD

  • Starring A Hunni
    Starring A Hunni 7 days ago

    “DivOSE”

  • 1k subs with some videos challenge

    Happened to me one time

  • janet pizana
    janet pizana 7 days ago

    Your dad is amazing

  • 1 1
    1 1 7 days ago

    Her moms a fucking hoe like period

  • Eduardo Saldana
    Eduardo Saldana 7 days ago

    Did she say bawl my a** out?

  • blob fish
    blob fish 7 days 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 7 days ago

    0:34 Who Sleeps With Glasses?

  • Evelyn Rosales
    Evelyn Rosales 7 days ago

    A divols 😂😂😂😂

  • DanielMaster 304
    DanielMaster 304 8 days ago

    Did she live by cardiff

  • ronshaku lones musume ronshaku

    why cant your dad find another girl???

  • Phøenix_kalø
    Phøenix_kalø 8 days ago

    That’s what she said 0:08

  • Dylan Matthew Aquilet

    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 8 days 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 8 days ago +3

    Here in philippines if you have car you are rich

  • Shevaun Tadeo
    Shevaun Tadeo 8 days ago

    I think you live in australia

  • Farouk Selima
    Farouk Selima 9 days ago

    I’ve seen you before

  • GengarPlayzzz
    GengarPlayzzz 9 days ago

    good ol straya

  • Natasha Cosentino
    Natasha Cosentino 9 days ago

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

  • Aurelio Parado Jr
    Aurelio Parado Jr 9 days ago

    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 9 days ago

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