Homeless Man Finds Money-Filled Backpack & Does What No One Else Would Do

backpackThere seems to be a trend going on, where homeless people come across really valuable pieces of jewelry, or buttloads of money, and just ... give it back. To reiterate: These are homeless people we're talking about here, guys. People who could literally change their lives with this money; people who could get out of the streets and into a warm bed at night, if they chose. And hopping aboard this awesome, kind of confusing bandwagon is a down-on-his-luck Boston man, who recently happened upon a backpack filled with almost $50,000(!). And, yes, he gave it back. Every last penny.


The man, who has not been named, found a backpack filled with $42,000 worth of travelers checks and cash at a local mall. After making the discovery, he flagged a police officer over and handed the valuables over. A friend of the man's said: "People will probably tell him he's nuts, but homeless people are the first to help you out. They don't have anything, but they'll give you what they do have."

Wow. "They don't have anything, but they'll give you what they do have." That doesn't sound like a philosophy too many people live by, does it?

I'm sure this is one of those blog posts you'll read and think, "Wow, that's really nice that that man did that. I should just randomly do something nice for someone today." But then someone will cut you off on the way home from work and you'll think, "Ugh! Life sucks!" and then you'll forget about it. Try not to. Because you have it good. In some ways, better than this homeless man, and look what he did.

What would you do if you found a backpack filled with money?


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