Homeless Man Offers Beauty Queen All the Money He Has, Gets $50,000 in Return
Here’s something we could all use around the holiday season — a good story about a good person doing a great thing.
After a night out on December 4 in Lancashire, England, 22-year-old student Dominique Harrison-Bentzen suddenly realized she had lost her debit card. She thought all hope was lost when a homeless man named “Robbie” approached her and offered £3 (roughly $5), the only money he had in his pocket.
“He insisted I took it to pay for a taxi to make sure I got home safe.”
She refused the money but was so touched by the man’s gesture that she went on a mission to find him again so that she could help him.
“I ended up posting a status on Facebook to try and find him the next day and it turns out I’m not the only person he has helped.”
Apparently, this isn’t the first time Robbie has done a random act of kindness; he’s been spotted returning dropped wallets to people and offering his scarf to keep people warm.
Harrison-Bentzen said of Robbie’s situation:
“He has been homeless for seven months through no fault of his own and he can’t get work due to having no address.”
After driving for four nights searching for Robbie, she finally found him and started crowdfunding campaign online to raise money for him.
“… I simply can’t just give him the money, I have to go through the right channels so I will be spending 24 hours through the day and night as a homeless person to understand the difficulties they face each day.”