Siddiqi Hansoti and Gus Hernandez

Gus Hernandez (right) talks with Siddiqi Hansoti (left), owner of the El Dorado Motel in Salinas, California, about how they met after Gus lost his home to foreclosure, and how Siddiqi became a friend to Gus for life after offering him a job.

Originally aired April 3, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.