February 18, 2015 7:00 pm -

[su_center_ad]The hotel dumped them for lack of ID.

It all started when the couple stopped at a roadside Wendy’s on their way to Dayton to get out of the winter weather. They saw a woman crying in a booth and figured that it was simply a “Valentine’s Day gone wrong.” However, upon questioning them, the two learned that the couple were on their way to Michigan and were left stranded here. The Gruss’s offered to buy them a stay for three nights after hearing that the pair had missed the curfew to stay at the local shelter. “They said they’d [su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]be willing to do anything, whatever help we were willing to offer, they were happy to accept it,” he said.

Temperatures in Columbus, OH that night were dipping to the single digits, and the blustering winds would drop the wind chill below that. To stay anywhere but indoors would surely have been a death sentence. Last year alone, over 2,000 homeless people died on the streets due to the cold and exposure to the elements.

Since homeless people often lack ID, many hotels will refuse service to them even if they have the money. So when they arrived at the Super 8, George presented his own ID and credit cards and was given the keys to a room.

After taking the couple to their new home for three days, the two bid them farewell and hit the road to be on their way to Dayton. However, an hour later they were dismayed to hear that the hotel had checked on the room and discovered the couple staying there did not have ID’s, so they kicked the two out.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Couple Gets Hotel Room For Homeless Pair; Hotel Kicks Them Out

  1. whatthe46 February 18th, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    damn shame.

  2. Mike February 18th, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    What the heck kind of world have we become…?

    • tracey marie February 19th, 2015 at 7:32 pm


  3. allison1050 February 18th, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Motel 8??? You couldn’t pay me to stay in 1 but a homeless couple being put out of a cheesy Motel 8 that was paid for?

  4. Snick1946 February 19th, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Motel 8?? A damn Motel 8 did this? Most of them are places you’d expect to charge by the hour. Someone needs to raise Cain with their corporate people and demand an apology.