But this ungrateful nation let them be on the streets without help. Not Barry Soper. He saw a fellow human in need and did the right thing. Rufus' story is becoming famous and a book has been written. Soon a movie will be in the works, and both gentlemen will be richly rewarded; the former for a good deed, the latter to continue the good work. Barry Soper took a chance. He leveraged his own position of advantage in order to help Rufus Hannah get the footing in order to do the hard work and climb out of a deep hole. Now countless lives will be touched and improved, and our society will be better because of these two men. That's what one realtor can do. Here's one version of the story.