Homeless Man Rejects Thousand Of Dollars For One Request
A homelessman turned in cash($2400, over £1500) he found in Langford, Canada, and his honesty started a fundraising campaign on his behalf.
Thousands of dollars were raised to the homeless man, but he surprised everyone again when he turned down the money.
Constable Alex Berube, of the West Shore Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said, “After hearing this story and seeing how this case touched so many people, I took a personal interest in finding this man, looking for him everywhere while on and off shift.”
Obviously, tracking down someone of no fixed address was quite hard, somehow Berube was successful.
Recalling meeting up with the man, he said: “His response surprised me yet again, when instead of asking how to collect it, he asked me how to donate it to food service providers for people in need.”
Officers asked the homeless man – whom he assumed to be in his 60s – to sleep on his decision. But he turned up the next day with a hand written letter explaining that all he really wanted is a job – not the cash.
The homeless man also requested to remain anonymous.