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Easter Sunday begins with the gift of a tangerine

EAST LOS ANGELES — Easter morning, like most Sunday mornings, found Aurelio Jose Barrera out early on his bike distributing food to the homeless. In his bike basket today were some of the five bags of tangerines that he and his 12-year-old daughter picked from the tree of Margaret Garcia and Rhett Beavers in Echo Park.

Barrera stopped to give one of the tangerines this morning to a man he frequently sees on Whittier Boulevard.  “The man holding the tangerine is a regular who asked me to take his picture and thank the people who gave me the fruit.”

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8 comments

  1. What a beautiful evocative photograph by a kind and thoughtful man!

  2. What a great guy to go deliver food every Sunday morning! Thank you for reporting this. I wish we could coordinate the giving of foods and supplies a little more here. I walk around between my residence, daughter’s school, and my work on foot handing out foods I rescue from her school. Sometimes I have too much to carry as I am on foot and would like to meet a few like minded, early risers to help distribute and share ideas of how we acquire the food and distribute, etc….

  3. Mr. Barrera, East LA is proud of your work. You have a knack for revealing the inner beauties of East Los Angeles. Thank you and please continue your wonderful work.

  4. Beautiful photo and story:)

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