Water is a crucial element of his cooking process, which he collects from a water fountain and stores in a bottle.
Being resourceful is the key to a sustainable lifestyle. However, there are some times when being resourceful is the only way of surviving like for this homeless teen. The boy—who goes by @randomhomelessguy2 on TikTok— posted a video demonstrating the indomitable human spirit. Zeemer takes us on a journey into his life as a homeless teenager and demonstrates how he prepares a delicious meal in his videos. He prepares a mouth-watering meal for less than $5. With heartwarming comments from viewers, it's more than just a cooking tutorial; it's a story of resilience.
Zeemer's video opens with a poignant overlay text, "How I cook being a homeless teenager." It's a glimpse into a life that many of us can hardly fathom, and yet, his determination shines through. He introduces us to his cooking setup, a portable cooker he purchased from Walmart for $15. He notes, "It's really worth it." The cooker becomes an essential element in his culinary journey. He sets it up by plugging it into an outlet he found at a park, highlighting his resourcefulness in making the best of what he has. To cook a meal, Zeemer requires a pot. He shows us a simple but effective solution—a pot he acquired for just $3 from the 99 Cent Store. His ability to manage his budget while ensuring he has the essentials for his cooking is commendable
The heart of his meal is $1 hotdogs, purchased from the 99 Cent Store. Zeemer proceeds to open them and chop them up. His meal prep begins, and the simplicity of his ingredients is a stark contrast to the mouthwatering outcome he's about to create. The next ingredient on Zeemer's list is noodles, a budget-friendly item he found at the Dollar Tree for $1. In the video, he takes a handful of them, splits them in half and adds them to the pot. As Zeemer's pot simmers with hotdogs and noodles, he ensures that he keeps a close eye on the water, which he takes from a water fountain and stores in a bottle. He adds it to the pot and waits for it to come to a boil. With the water boiling and the noodles perfectly cooked, it's time to drain them.
A key element in Zeemer's $5 meal is a $1 pasta sauce, another shrewd purchase from the 99 Cent Store. The addition of the sauce infuses the dish with flavor and elevates it beyond basic ingredients. With all the components ready, Zeemer brings his creation together. He takes the hotdogs he cut earlier and combines them with the noodles. A simple stir ensures that the sauce coats every noodle and the hotdogs are well-distributed throughout the dish. Zeemer doesn't forget the details. He retrieves water from the water fountain for balance, showcasing his meticulous approach to creating a balanced meal. A plastic utensil, easily available from any store, serves as his tool for savoring his culinary creation.
The video ends on a heartwarming note as Zeemer savors his budget-friendly yet undoubtedly delicious creation. Underneath this inspirational video, comments poured in, reflecting the empathy and support of viewers who have been touched by Zeemer's story. One user, @erminrust, comments, "Man makes better food than I do at home!" Zeemer's culinary skills, crafted through necessity, have left an impression. Another user, @uhhlexaa, offers words of encouragement, saying, "Take care! I hope things get better for you."