- A homeless man never minded that he needed monetary help when he stumbled on a R159 100 cheque on a busy street corner
- When Elmer returned the money, Roberta Hoskie, the owner, was surprised that such a person would do that
- After rewarding him with some money, he also got housing, a job and free real estate training, an act that turned his life around
A homeless man, Elmer Alvarez, found a cheque of R159 100 on the floor on a street corner. Instead of thinking of how to cash it, he did the most honest thing.
The man decided to call the number on the back of the cheque. It should be noted that he had been living on the street for years before that incident, Understanding Compassion reports.
He soon found out that the cheque belonged to a real estate broker named Roberta Hoskie. When the woman got the call, she did not even know that she had dropped the cheque, Daily Mail reports.
While she expected that the person who found the paper would be a professional like herself, she was surprised to see a homeless man in need of great help.
“I expected to find a guy all nice, clean-shaven and blue suit. I thought, ‘What a good Samaritan’.”
Being one time a homeless single mother, Roberta offered to help him, an act that made the man cry hard as he hugged her.
Roberta said that at a point in her life, she was at the lowest low as she could not afford shelter. She said as a single mother, a kind stranger also helped her become better.
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He was rewarded with housing, a job interview and free real estate classes. She also gave him a seat on the board of directors for a project they will both champion.
A man shows people the true meaning of honesty
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that a young man, Julius Eze, showed people the true meaning of honesty. Between Friday night, July 9, and Saturday morning, July 10, when banks are closed, he received R89 654 in three batches.
The first credit alert was the sum of R17 923. Just when he was thinking about the surprise money, he got some cash the morning after. Eze was not out of the dumbfoundedness yet when more came in.
Taking to Facebook on Sunday, July 11, the man shared a screenshot of the alert SMSes as they came in.
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