Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, who studies at the University of Central Lancashire, thought she was out of luck when she lost her bank card and needed to get home after a night out.
She was stranded and far from her home when a homeless man, known only as Robbie, offered money to help.
He pull out all the money he had — loose change amounting to about $4.60 — and told her to take it so she’d get home safely. The college student, 22, declined his offer and found another way home, but she was so touched by his kind gesture that she decided to pay it forward. In a matter of days, she has raised almost $50,000 for the good Samaritan.
As funds poured in, the young woman learned more about Robbie and discovered that he was known around the city for being a kindhearted individual. A student said in a Dec. 9 Facebook post that Robbie had been known to return wallets “untouched to pedestrians” and “offering his scarf to keep people warm.”
While some of the funds will go to providing Robbie with a home, she hopes to use the rest of the donations to support other homeless individuals in the Preston area.
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