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Family, Funny, and Homeless: @washingtonpost Riding a train bound for his brother's house, Anthony Torres, 56, was ready to forget about the last few weeks. He needed a shave, so the 56-year-old took out a razor and cream and shaved his face right there. Unbeknownst to Torres, a fellow passenger filmed him grooming and posted it to Twitter that night. He became an instant Internet sensation, the subject of unsparing insults and social media posts. But in an interview with The Washington Post, Torres said the commenters and cameraman didn’t know what he’d been through. β€œThey don’t know the real me,” Torres said. In the weeks before that train ride, Torres had bounced between Atlantic City and Manhattan. He slept in homeless shelters and beneath bridges. In both cities, he said, he was mugged and robbed. The shelter in New York didn’t have enough room for him, so he decided to go someplace that felt like home. β€œThere were a lot of nights where I laid under the bridge and cried," Torres said. So he phoned his brother for help, and his sibling sent him money for a train ticket. He wanted to look good for his brother’s family, he said. That impulse, a few strokes of the razor and a flick of shaving cream onto the floor, were enough to vault Torres into Internet infamy. After the AP first reported Torres' story, some who shared the video expressed regret for spreading the derision without understanding Torres’s experience and others set up a fundraiser for him, titled β€œAnthony Torres Assistance Fund,." As of Thursday, it had raised more than $37,000. Read more: washingtonpost.com (Photo by Matt Rourke-AP Photo)

@washingtonpost Riding a train bound for his brother's house, Anthony Torres, 56, was ready to forget about the last few weeks. He needed a ...