A woman's arrest went viral and now her life is turning around. In fact, there are even remixes now of her video:
Four months ago, Johnniqua Charles was homeless, dealing with an addiction, and estranged from her family when she had a run-in with a security officer.
Now, because of a video of that incident that's gone viral in recent days, Charles’ life is beginning to turn around.
“I’m just overwhelmed, and I’m such a humble person [that] to see that, it’s just amazing to me,” she told BuzzFeed News. “I’m just glad that it’s something so positive.”
A 27-year-old from Dillon, South Carolina, Charles is the woman in the viral video that’s come to be known as “Lose Yo Job.” In the video, she questions a security guard as to why he is detaining her, then turns her protests into an ad-libbed song and dance.
Charles went on to say:
Charles said she had been homeless, dealing with a drug addiction, and doing sex work to survive until very recently. She hadn’t spoken to her family since around November, and they were caring for her 3-year-old son, Juju.
“I’d been on the streets, and they’d been looking for me,” Charles said. “And I guess they seen that this video could basically change my life, and they put out a whole search party to find me.”
Charles and her family reconnected on Saturday, and she’s now living with them and trying to rebuild her life.
Both sisters agreed that the video going viral is what helped make this happen.
What a story! See the viral video below and the remixed version as well: