An anonymous donation for $25,000 to a Toronto-area animal shelter left a worker in amazement.
Ruby Richards told the Toronto Star: “If animals could talk, they’d be meowing and barking, ‘thanks for helping us!’”
A man in his 20s left a package for thousands of dollars last week at the Humane Society of Durham Region.
“We get lots of people in making donations so I didn’t really think anything of it. I asked him if he wanted a tax receipt and he said there was no need for that,” Richards said.
But when she opened his envelope, Richards noticed there was $25,000 contained inside of it. “I was dumbfounded, just looking at it. My mouth fell open and I let out this scream and instantly burst into tears,” Richards said.
The shelter, in a Facebook post, said the man sought to tax receipt and did not want to give out his name.
"He just handed us an envelope and left. Inside this envelope was a note that said 'Life is a lot more valuable than anything money can buy! All I ask is that you help a stranger one day, with no expectation of gain.' In the envelope was a bank draft for $25,000," the post reads.