Homeless man turns in $2400 to police
Today, it is so easy to judge a book by its cover. Many times we stereotype people by the way that they look. The actions of a homeless man show us that there is more to a person that what is assumed.
A homeless man from Langford, B.C., found $2,400 on the street but instead of possibly renting a hotel room, buying food, or purchasing clothes the homeless man turned the money in to the police. The incident caused the homeless man to obtain much attention through the media and as a result an online fund was started to raise money for him.
In less than 24 hours the online fund helped to raise more than $5,000 for the homeless man. When the man was informed about the money that was raised, his response was once more surprising. The homeless man refused to take the money that was collected and said that he would prefer that the funds went to other’s that were in need of help. The homeless man then revealed that what he really wanted was a job.
Efforts are now being made to help the homeless man to find a job reports Lime Crime. Hopefully, he will find a job in the near future.
This story shows us that there are still some good hearted people in this world. And instead of trying to help them in a way that we see appropriate, we should offer assistance according to what the person really needs.