Christian Page was the head waiter in a ritzy restaurant in the posh Madeleine district of the French capital before becoming homeless after a divorce that tipped him into depression.
The 45-year-old, born in the western Paris suburb of Versailles, the former seat of French kings, recalls serving the likes of former Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and tennis champion Rafael Nadal.
But one day, he found he “couldn’t smile at people anymore” and handed in his notice.
Struggling to live on 545 euros ($650) a month in benefit payments, he soon found himself unable to pay rent and was evicted in April 2015.
Nowadays, home is the street, where armed with a old smartphone with a cracked screen he punches out tweets slamming politicians’ empty promises and appealing for help for…