The thought of a someone being homeless does make me feel sympathetic. I live in a small city, so we don't see them nearly as much as those who live in the larger cities. Though I will say that I would never give them anything other than food. While I can't exactly blame them to want to drink their troubles away, it's not going to make their lives any better. Though to be honest, I typically ignore them as honesty becomes rare.
How do you feel about the homeless?