THE PEOPLE WALKER IS STILL JUST PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER

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by C. Brian Smith

In Los Angeles, a man named Chuck has become a folk hero for one humble service: taking strangers on walks. He’s proving the buddy system can change lives — one step at a time

Twice a week for the past month, I’ve paid an underemployed actor $30 an hour to walk me through the hills of L.A. like a Labrador.Chuck McCarthyisn’t a dog walker, though; he’s a people walker —the“People Walker,” in fact — who has accompanied hundreds of strangers on foot for thousands miles since 2016, when he began walking people to earn a few extra bucks and get himself out of the house more.McCarthy is a bit coy about his age, given his primary profession, and his long shaggy beard makes it hard to pin down an exact number. He admits to playing characters “between 35 and 45,”…

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