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Only on 2: Talking With Tapatíos

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Four million people live in Guadalajara. We talked to four of them, each with their own lesson. 

A 2013 survey by the University of Guadalajara shows that there are more than 700 homeless kids on the street. 

11-year-old Cannine Zeus is one of them. He plays with his torn up, yellow toy boat. It's this child's only possession. 

“I love it,” he said. 

12-year-old Angel Delgado Garcia typically goes to school, but on the Thursday we interviewed him, he was helping his uncle sell leather crafts on the street. 

“I am helping my uncle,” he said. “He is not here, that's why I am alone." 

He admits the income isn't exactly steady, but instead of becoming discouraged, not selling enough products, only makes him more inspired. 

“It motivates me to do my best," said Delgado Garcia.

Even though life is challenging for some people here, a majority are happy. 

“We don't make a lot,” said Jose Manuel Trinidad. “But it sustains us. It sustains our family. It gives us stability, more or less."

Trinidad plays drums for his band. 

“Money is important, but it's not everything,” he said. “Here, people are happy."

And if anyone epitomizes that happiness we witnessed, it's a homeless man we found on the streets. We never got the name of the 86-year-old man, but he survives by singing. 

"I thank God for giving breath, giving me life, and a job,” he said. “Why? Because I don't need to rob. I have respect for all people." 
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