The Man on the Bench

A true story about a homeless man and his relationship with humanity

The History

Jeff Pastorino arrived in San Diego. He sat down on a bench in Point Loma. He sat there for more than twenty years. This is an amazing story about a man who tried to hide from the world and about the many people who tried to hide from him.

This unlikely man touched the hearts and minds of countless others. The story is not about him; it is the story of all of humanity. It is about ourselves and those around us. It is about every man, woman, and child. It is about the mentally ill, the homeless, and the lost. It is the story of you and me.

When we look deeply into the eyes of the person staring back at us from the other side of the mirror, we see the face of "The Man on the Bench."

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