- A homeless man never minded that he needed monetary help when he stumbled on $10,800 (N4,437,828) at 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 classes, an act that turned his life around
A homeless man, Elmer Alvarez, found a cheque of $10,800 (N4,437,828) on the floor at a street corner. Instead of thinking of how to cash it, he did the most honest thing.
The man decided to call the number at 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.
Owner was surprised
He soon found out that the cheque belonged to a real easter broker called Roberta Hoskie. When the woman got the call, she did not even know that she had dropped it, 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’.”
The woman was once homeless
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.
Honest Nigerian man
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian 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 N2.5m in three batches.
The first credit alert was the sum of N500,000. Just when he was thinking about the surprise money, he got N1m the morning after. Eze was not out of the dumbfoundedness yet when another N1m came in.
Taking to Facebook on Sunday, July 11, the man shared a screenshot of the alerts' SMS as they came in.