Student spends 21st birthday delivering lunch to Chicago homeless

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Friday, July 24, 2015
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Julyan Madison, a college senior from Elgin, spent his 21st birthday delivering brown bagged lunches to Chicago's homeless on Lower Wacker Drive.

CHICAGO (WPVI) -- Helping the homeless is not how most young men celebrate their 21st birthday, but a college senior in Illinois spent his day delivering brown bagged lunches to the homeless.

Julyan Madison, along with his mom and brother walked around and handed out sandwiches and bottles of water.

Julyan says he wanted to make his birthday more meaningful.

"Today is a day I look back on my life and all of the things I've done. And there are times I could have been in the same situation they're in now," he said.

Julyan is a senior at Tennessee State. He says he hopes to hand out lunches every year on his birthday.