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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Couple have been living inside sewer for 22 years

Maria Garcia and her husband, Miguel Restrepo, met on the streets of Medellin, Colombia. They were both drug addicts at the time, on the verge of giving up, but together, they found the strength to persevere and kick their addictions.

Twenty-two years later, they’re still living in the place where they found shelter. While you might think of it as an ideal homestead, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

When Maria Garcia met her husband, Miguel Restrepo, their lives were on the verge of irreparable disaster.

They were both drug addicts living on the streets of Medellin, Columbia, a place known for its violence and widespread narcotics trafficking.

Without any money or family to take them in, they took shelter… in the sewers.

It was there where they were able to come together to kick their addictions.

You would think that as their lives improved, they would have wanted to move out of their sewer home.

But 22 years later, they’re still there.

And they couldn’t be happier.

They say that though their home is unusual, it has everything they need.

They have electricity, with lights, heat, and a little kitchen.

They even have a TV hooked up.

They decorate their home for the holidays like everyone else.

They say that the location is quite peaceful and far from the bustle of the city.

Their dog, Blackie, keeps them company and acts as the guardian of the homestead.

When asked if they ever think about leaving, they say they’ve never even considered it.

Some people might pity them for having to live in a sewer, but if you ask me, I’d say they should be envious of their happiness and contentment. All you really need to make a home is love… and maybe a TV.

(Source: NTD.TV)

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