The recent scam that was concocted between a homeless man and a Pennsylvania couple to effectively bilk money out of people using a story that the homeless man gave a woman his last twenty dollars to buy gas is something that has left a bad taste in people’s mouths.
It’s also one of the reasons that why whenever possible you should try to do good for people on as personal of a level as you possibly can.
For example, there is a friend of mine that knows that he cannot change the world or totally fix someone’s situation but every week he spends an entire day, his day off, to pass out these little care packages to some homeless in the town that he lives in.
It’s one of those things that he does to try and help people and I am not using his name because the only people that know about that he does it are his wife, myself and the folks that help him put the boxes together.
There’s something to be said for doing a good deed when it is done unadvertised. Harry Houdini once said that when you perform an act of charity you shouldn’t do it with a brass band following behind you.
Also, you never quite know where charity is going to come from, or when you might need it so it’s always a good idea to be nice to everyone you meet.
A homeless man has been on a mission to make people feel like 100 bucks by handing out $100 bills to those who stop to pay attention to him.
The video shows the homeless man named Moses Elder, who at first glance looked like a run-of-the-mill panhandler, passing out the $100 bills to unsuspecting pedestrians on a Phoenix street.
Elder had help from an anonymous billionaire Secret Santa, who instructed his elf to give away $3,000 to people who deserved it.
“I think this will be a joyful experience for him. You know, it’s a myth that the homeless just take. From my experience, the people with the least give the most of what they have,” the Secret Santa told the CBS Evening News.
Danny McCoy, who dropped a few coins in Elder’s cup, said he was “eternally grateful” for the man’s act of kindness because he had struggled to find the money to buy Christmas gifts for his seven children.
“I’m eternally grateful for what he did,” McCoy said.
Although Elder gave most of the money to strangers, he also gave $400 to a man from his church and $500 to a homeless mother with five children.
The billionaire also gave Elder some money to keep for himself for doing his good deeds.