A homeless man in British Columbia, Canada, turned in $2,400 after he found it on the street, according to reports.
After news of his good deed went viral, people tried raising money for him to get back on his feed.
However, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the homeless man rejected that, too (and he left this note:)
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“After hearing this story and seeing how this case touched so many people, I took a personal interest in finding this man, looking for him everywhere while on and off shift,” Constable Alex Bérubé of the West Shore RCMP stated, according to the RCMP.
“It’s not easy tracking down a person of no fixed address and no phone, but I kept trying because I needed to tell him about how the community had rallied together to help him,” Bérubé added. “I finally caught up to him on Monday (June 22) and told him about the fundraising organized by Mike Kelly of Victoria Buzz, and that he had thousands of dollars waiting for him.
“His response surprised me yet again, when instead of asking how to collect it, he asked me how to donate it to Our Place and other food service providers for people in need.”
The man, who was not identified, is said to be in his 60s. He said he really wants a job–not a handout.
“Mike Kelly has been advised of the man’s decision, which he provided in writing to officers (image attached),” the news release added. “Mike will continue to manage the raised funds and see that the right groups receive them. As for the man’s request for help finding a job, Mike is spearheading that effort as well.”