This is Mango Man. He is the most famous person in Kailua--when President Obama is not vacationing here! Mango Man's real name is John. He was hit by a car a few years ago and had to be taken to the hospital. He refused to let the nurses cut his hair--he won that battle. It is a matted nest! If you look closely, you can see the strand on the left side of the shot stands on it's own. He often holds his hair--probably, his most treasured possession.
He spends his days in the same couple of blocks and never begs or asks for money. Hawaii is a beautiful place, but it is very expensive to live there. There are lots of homeless people, but I think Mango Man is the most famous--someone started a Facebook Page for him! He's been living
on the streets of Kailua for at least 30 years!