Imagine if you found a huge amount of cash. Well, $2,400 to be precise, just lying around on the floor.
What would you do? Because I’m willing to bet right now there would be a fair few people who would be happy to keep the cash for themselves, no matter what financial circumstances they were in.
But that was not the case for one man, from Langford, British Columbia, in Canada, who found that exact amount and promptly handed it in to police – oh, and not only was the man a good citizen, he was also homeless, making the fact he handed the money back even more astounding.
A GoFundMe page was then set up for the man, with one police officer determined to track him down and tell him about the money people raised for him – which far surpassed the initial target of $2,400. And when he finally tracked the homeless man down, he was in for yet another shock at the sheer kindness he exhibited.
Constable Alex Bérubé claimed:
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. It’s not easy tracking down a person of no fixed address and no phone, but I kept trying because I needed to tell him about how the community had rallied together to help him.
His response surprised me yet again, when instead of asking how to collect it, he asked me how to donate it to Our Place and other food service providers for people in need.
The original amount of cash has now been handed back to its rightful owner and the homeless man is in for one hell of a big dose of karma for his actions.