Being a parent isn’t always easy, especially with the added stress of finding a bed to sleep in every night. Chris Gardner’s year-long battle of aggression and parenthood was featured in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happiness. This is the real story behind the film.
Chris Gardner’s desire for satisfaction has been found in halls by far too many people. However, Gardner’s life did not fully reflect the image of Will Smith. In the past film events, Gardner went on to have a troubled life before making his millions.
Chris Gardner was brought to Milwaukee on February 9, 1954. He never set a good example for a man in his day and invariably saw his stepfather abuse his mother and sister. Chris was placed twice in foster care – once after his mother was unjustly detained with the help of a government robbery (allegedly by Triplett), and another time after he tried to eat Triplett alive in his home. Also, his uncle Henry, a major influence on young Chris, kicked the bucket when Chris was nine years old.
The most tragic minutes from Chris’s youth include his stepfather. One Christmas when Chris Gardner was young, an angry Triplett came into the bathroom while Chris was cleaning. With a shotgun nearby, he asked Chris to leave the house. Suddenly, Chris came out of the house naked and wet in the cold bones of Wisconsin in the winter. He had just kicked Chris’s mother out of the house. Gardner said the event is always at the forefront of his mind.
Serving His Country
After voluntarily graduating from school, Chris Gardner chose to follow Uncle Henry’s example and enlisted in the United States Navy. Chris was placed in North Carolina at Camp Lejeune as a clinical worker. In the film, Chris is portrayed as selling the gear of the clinic. While in the Navy, Chris became very close to Dr. Robert Ellis, a cardiologist who helped him place him in a clinical trial at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. He moved there after his release.
The Baby Came One Day
Despite being left by Sherry Dyson, Chris began a relationship with a girl named Jackie Medina Now Medina Gardner. She eventually moved in with Jackie after their baby became pregnant. Christopher Jarret was brought to earth on January 28, 1981.
A Time That Changed All
In the film, Will Smith of Will Smith walked over to a sharp-looking man in a red Ferrari in town and asked: “What are you doing?”. Whatever the case, it was not exactly the same as the one in the film. Contrary to the film, Chris moved to this stockbroker in a parking lot while Christopher Jarret. He was just a newborn baby. The man then followed and met Chris for lunch to clear the nuts and bolts on Wall Street, changing his life to the end of time.