Sep 19, 2013

glen-james-homeless-boston-missing-money-backpack-giving-compassion-kindness-house-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationGlen James, the homeless Bostonian who returned a backpack containing a whopping $42,000, luckily was not anonymous for long: As soon as people in the area heard about what happened, they started a GoFundMe Campaign to raise money to buy him a house to live in.

In just the first 24 hours, over $70,000 was raised, and now the goal has been set at $250,000. As Madison Rupport reports:

While some municipalities have punished people for helping the homeless – or in some cases threatened to – and destroyed donations to homeless shelters, it seems that in this case it is actually working out for James.

The original goal for the GoFundMe campaign was just $50,000, a goal which was shattered in less than 24 hours. The goal has now been extended to $250,000.

This and other stories of random acts of kindness are what the world really needs to see and hear about right now. There are so many hurtful and negative things that people do to each other, it can seem sometimes like the entire world has devolved into chaos and hate ; These stories prove otherwise.

“Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a … penny of the money I found. I am extremely religious — God has always very well looked after me,” James wrote in a statement, according to the Christian Post.
James said that returning the backpack made him feel “very, very good.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone — every pedestrian stranger — who has given me spare change. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” he said.