The holidays can be a tough time, man. Sometimes, you can’t make it home for the holidays or you have broken relationships to deal with. Luckily, this hometown hero is offering his services to provide emotional advice to New York City commuters who might be in need of a listening ear.
Ciro Ortiz, an 11-year-old Brooklyn native, has set out to help others going through trying times by creating a makeshift “office” from an old wooden chair, a chair and what looks like a TV tray to offer advice to stressed out New Yorkers. His cardboard sign reads “Emotional Advice $2” and that will get you 5 minutes.
In an interview with the New York Post, Ortiz said he just wants to give back after being bullied himself. What’s the most common problem he sees in his line of work? Adults adapting to change.