Eric cracks me up because he'll try to be so grumpy but just can't. In reality this guy is looking for a home, a good one. Eric had a difficult life but by his own doing. He was married young and they were happily pregnant when tragedy struck. His wife informed him he was not the father and she's leaving him. After this event Eric's life really took a turn. He basically gave up on life and saw no purpose. Eric quit is good paying job, lost all his assets, cut off his family. He lived a life of finding how he was going to get his food or sleep day to day. He drank very, very heavily. Eric could never get himself out of this. After years and years this took a toll on his organs.