And he says, “Hey, I’m down on my luck.” And I am going, “I see that.” After which he says, “Wait a minute, are you Russell Peters?” And I’m like, “Wait, how have you learnt who I’m? How have you learnt who anyone is?”
He begins speaking to me about how his mother’s Guyanese and his dad’s German or one thing. And he says, “I’m embarrassed. I used to be the little chubby child on Mighty Geese.” I used to be like, “What?” And he says, “I used to be in Heavyweights.” I used to be like, “That was you?”
He was all gaunt and fully only a shell of a person. However I may see in his eyes he wasn’t gone. You would see he needed to get out of that world, however he didn’t understand how.
I gave him 100 bucks that day. That’s what I had in my pocket. I stated, “If I offer you this, are you going to purchase medicine?” And he goes, “Not with all of it.” I’m like, “Nicely, not less than you’re trustworthy.”
That was possibly 5, six years in the past. I by no means considered it once more. Then, a number of months in the past, I received a message on my Instagram: “I don’t know in the event you’ll bear in mind this, however I used to be the man outdoors of the deli you gave 100 bucks [to]. And I actually admire it. And I’ve been sober now for 3 years.”
I checked out his [Instagram] web page, and you would see he gained his weight again and he appeared actually good.
He went on… “I’ve been doing stand-up now and I’m actually targeted.” I am going, “After all, I bear in mind you.”
He went, “I see you’re enjoying at Oxnard. I’d love to come back see the present.” And I stated, “Why don’t you come and do a while on my present?”