Everyone loves a rags-to-riches story. They love a tale of grit, determination, perseverance, and a never-give-up attitude. The underdog story is synonymous with the American spirit. And, with Georgia's primary only two days away, there may be no other candidate running for office in the country that exudes this more than Y.G. Nyghtstorm.

You might not be familiar with his name, especially if you are not a resident of Georgia, but Y.G. Nyghtstorm has an inspirational story that everyone should hear. He is one of five Republicans vying to represent Georgia's 7th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux. Any Republican who wins will have their work cut out for them, as most of the area is Democratic. Yet, despite the odds, Y.G. Nyghtstorm believes he can be the one to bring unity and change and be the preferred choice of all voters, regardless of political affiliation.

A political neophyte, Nyghtstorm describes himself as "a true conservative patriot: Pro-God, Pro-Life, Pro-Gun and Pro-Law Enforcement" and someone who "defends election integrity, fights against mask and vaccine mandates and opposes wasteful government spending."

Political beliefs aside, he also has a fascinating background and an incredible story worth telling.

First, he is the godson of Dr. Alveda King, the niece of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But this did not mean that Nyghtstorm had it easy in life. Perhaps even more impressively, he overcame homelessness to get where he is today. He went from living on the streets 30 years ago to "becoming a successful executive" and now a congressional candidate.

He is the living embodiment of the "bootstrap theory," the idea of pulling one’s self up and improving their lot in life, which many on the Left say is not possible. He is affectionately known as "the bodyguard of Georgia" due to his physique, his work as a bodyguard, and his penchant for protecting people.

He stresses the importance of community in his political messaging. And, more importantly, he stresses how his background will appeal to all voters, whether they are Democratic or Republican.

"The community built me, and that's why I fight for them," Nyghtstorm told me. "I understand and relate to people of all backgrounds, black, white, Democrats, and Republicans. All of them helped me rise from homeless in 1992."

He told me how he came from a broken home and was raised as a Democrat. He was the victim of sexual assault when he was 11 years old and homeless by the time he was 18. He described a pivotal moment in his life when he was homeless that he believed changed his future. It sounded like something out of a movie.

"One day, an old white man in a Rolls Royce stopped by him and got out of the car," Nyghtstorm said. "He put a pair of argyle socks on his feet and prayed over him."

"He then told me to go make a difference," Nyghtstorm said.

Seven years later, Nyghtstorm overcame tragedy again when two of his children, Howard and Hank, were aborted by his girlfriend. This impacted him profoundly and shaped his pro-life views. Several years later, this girlfriend returned to Y.G., asked for forgiveness, and begged him to save unborn children from being aborted — in other words, to make a difference.

As such, being pro-life is an integral part of his political platform.

"Since 1973, over 20 million black babies lost through Planned Parenthood, equaling half of the black race alive today," Nyghtstorm told me.

If elected, he would introduce the "Howard and Hank bill" to honor his two aborted children.

"It would give fathers the right to save their preborn children from abortion," he said. Furthermore, "it will give assistance and counseling to women in dire straits addressing their pregnancy and counseling to both parents to help in successful co-parenting for the benefit of the child."

"The bodyguard of Georgia" does more than protect. He diligently works to better those in his community. Consider his work in helping others.

First, there is his Beautiful America School Tour in Gwinnett County.

"This program helps kids between 4th and 12th grade learn proper de-escalation techniques when addressing issues of race, learning unity through mutual interest, ownership, and entrepreneurship," Nyghtstorm told me. "Additionally, this program is highly successful in rebuilding the partnership of students with parents, teachers, and school boards."

Next, there is his "Be a better dad program." Here, Nyghtstorm helps mentor young fathers in jail. He mentors them in preparing for life outside of prison to get the training they need to be better and more productive fathers once they are released from jail.

And last but certainly not least, Nyghtstorm partnered with "Shine His Light Ministry" to create a successful program helping veterans and homeless citizens.

As a journalist, especially one who does not live in Georgia, I am supposed to remain impartial. However, with all that Y.G. Nyghtstorm has done to help his community and his incredible story of determination, I would be lying if I said I did not want him to win. Given all that he has overcome, I can't help but root for the guy.