Memphis' "Street Person of the Year" Honored

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Downtown and Midtown residents deal with panhandlers on a routine basis. Some dish out a dollar or a handful of spare change when they can. Others choose to walk on by, avoiding eye contact.

But the folks at the locally-based Street-People.com stop and chat for a while, offering people free food or a dollar in exchange for their stories and pictures, which are later documented on the website.

In honor of its one-year anniversary as a website, Street-People.com has named it's "Street Person of the Year," a mysterious man named Anthony, or Michael, who haunts Midtown locations, like Petra and Starbucks.

Read all about his life and his strange celebrity connections here.

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