When popular YouTuber, and prankster Josh Paler Lin, gave a homeless man standing on the side of the highway a $100 bill, he admits he did not expect him to spend it the way he did. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, Josh hands over the money to the homeless man named Thomas, who describes the gift as “incredible” before giving Josh, a warm hug and they both go their separate ways.
Along with a little help from his friend holding a camera, Josh follows Thomas to see what his next move is, which is exactly what Josh had anticipated, a trip to the liquor store. Feeling a little disheartened, Josh continues to follow Thomas, and what he sees next leaves him completely stunned.
Thomas comes out of the store with a heavy bag, and crosses the road to a group of other homeless people. He walks over to a picnic bench where two older women are sitting, seemingly homeless, and hands them packages of food. He then strolls over to another bench, this time a 5-person family, and continues to hand over more food.
Stunned by his kindness, Josh runs over to Thomas, tells him they’ve been secretly filming him the whole time, and asks why he thought of others instead of himself, To which Thomas selflessly replies, “There’s things money can’t buy. I get a happiness out of what I’m doing.”
Josh then offers an apology for thinking Thomas would spend the money on alcohol. Meanwhile, here he is handing over food to people he’s never met before. He goes on to tell how he ended up on the streets after giving up his job to care for his step-dad while he had cancer. Just two weeks after his death, Thomas’ mother also passed away and the building where the three of them lived was sold, leaving him homeless.
Watch the video below to see how this beautiful story gets even better!