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blizzone193

527 points

3 days ago

blizzone193

527 points

3 days ago

Where is the homeless man at now?

doodlez420

226 points

3 days ago

doodlez420

226 points

3 days ago

Actual source: https://www.antarcticajournal.com/billy-ray-harris-good-fortune-for-honest-panhandler/

“Billy Ray Harris buy a new car, put a down payment on a home, and begin fulfilling his dream of starting a house painting company. Another unexpected windfall was that Billy Ray Harris was able to reconnect with his family which he had not seen in a long time.”

funaway727

167 points

3 days ago

funaway727

167 points

3 days ago

Gee, wonder why the family suddenly shows up

Kumbackkid

81 points

3 days ago

Lol it could genuinely be for a number of reason rather than money. He could have been an alcoholic or neglected his family. Or even ashamed of the situation he was in and never reached out to anyone. Or they just money grubbing bitches

Da_Turtle

32 points

3 days ago

Da_Turtle

32 points

3 days ago

Guarantee its the money. The moment you win the lottery, lots of long lost family come out the woodworks

mygfismadaf

42 points

3 days ago

as a former homeless its 50/50 money vs he was ashamed. he seems to have a good head on his shoulders so he might have thought of himself as a burden and not reached out to them because he owed them. once he got this lump sum he probably reached out and they were happy for him. at least that's the other side of the coin

I_could_use_a_nap

21 points

3 days ago

Dude I didn't talk to my family for years until I got a stable job because I was too ashamed to admit I was homeless and didn't want to burden them by making them feel like they needed to take care of me

bigdaddypimpilicious

2 points

3 days ago

It could be a bit of all these reasons.

doodlez420

30 points

3 days ago

Very suspicious 🧐

abrecade

27 points

3 days ago

abrecade

27 points

3 days ago

Holy shit the guy from the internet was telling the truth. Sorry I doubted you u/fugitivuserrans

th6

23 points

3 days ago

th6

23 points

3 days ago

His family: “so we heard you got 185k...”

I_Will_Be_Polite

8 points

3 days ago

I'd like to point out that:

1) This article has no source backing up their claims (lol)

B) They actually linked to the Wikipedia for Kansas City, MO

This is the most fabricated bullshit I think I've seen on reddit in a long time.

Mitochondria420

3 points

3 days ago

Thank you!

entyfresh

4 points

3 days ago

Antarctica Journal? That sounds like a bad place to be homeless

uninhabited

4 points

3 days ago

This one might be true. But a 2017 version has seen jail for all

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/gofundme-homeless-scam-guilty.html

iisixi

3 points

3 days ago

iisixi

3 points

3 days ago

That's not really a source. There's nothing pointing to that site having any credibility.

fugitivuserrans

1.2k points

3 days ago

He bought a house, a car, started a painting company and got reunited with his family. Source: You have to trust me, I’m a dude on the internet!

ElegantCatastrophe

412 points

3 days ago

Can confirm.

Source: I am also on the internet.

HelloFellowKidlings

135 points

3 days ago

I have no idea what’s going on.

What’s the internet?

Maktesh

91 points

3 days ago

Maktesh

91 points

3 days ago

...you guys have Internet?

wellOKbutwhyy

71 points

3 days ago

Laughs in Texas

haggerty170

37 points

3 days ago

Laughs in slow aircraft carrier wifi.

papa--mike

10 points

3 days ago

Your ship still has reddit?? Nicccce. Ours started blocking it in mid-2019 due to the possibility of people looking at NSFW content... as if reddit is the only avenue

At any rate, stay safe out there, brother/sister

haggerty170

7 points

3 days ago

Thank you, and funnily enough, my ship isn't bothering to block nsfw content.

IAteAKoala

3 points

3 days ago

Hold up, do they actually try to block nsfw websites if you're in (I'm assuming) the navy? Why would they want to do that?

MadSailor

5 points

3 days ago

Sailors are not allowed to view porn. Or smoke. Drink. Relax.. breathe...

Conebones

4 points

3 days ago

Stay safe! May the four winds blow you safely home again.

haggerty170

9 points

3 days ago

We just left port lol

43rd_username

2 points

3 days ago

I SAID SAFELY HOME.

i_love_geld

2 points

3 days ago

Haha wait till you see german wifi

F_Tosa

6 points

3 days ago

F_Tosa

6 points

3 days ago

it's a place where people think they have the right of speech. SPOILER: THEY'RE WRONG

KomradeAlexander

7 points

3 days ago

Can confirm, you must blindly trust entities on internet and believe the guy turned his life around

Nooms88

55 points

3 days ago

Nooms88

55 points

3 days ago

Sadly the painting company was just a front for his raccoon protection racket, he'd train raccoons to harras local businesses if they didn't pay a protection fee, the painting company was to launder the money.

True story.

fugitivuserrans

9 points

3 days ago

Nooooooooo! Please give me sauce, don’t just break my dreams!

Nooms88

4 points

3 days ago

Nooms88

4 points

3 days ago

Sure, it's a sad story though, be warned.

https://youtu.be/qb_hqexKkw8

_JohnMuir_

11 points

3 days ago

How am I so stupid? Was a born this way or was it learned?

zoupzip

5 points

3 days ago

zoupzip

5 points

3 days ago

I’m stupid like you. I think we are born this way.

degjo

2 points

3 days ago

degjo

2 points

3 days ago

Oh no honey, you weren't born that way. You just couldn't stop banging your head against the wall as an infant.

doodlez420

3 points

3 days ago

Oh no :(

rlstout

3 points

3 days ago

rlstout

3 points

3 days ago

You got me...

0ctologist

2 points

3 days ago

literally how

GauchoFromLaPampa

2 points

3 days ago

The Coonman

SecretlyLyingToYou

2 points

2 days ago

But one day, he stumbled upon a secret the raccoons had kept from him since the start, a secret so grave, it threatens the meaning of existence.

Themiffins

13 points

3 days ago

I thought you were joking but he actually did.

G8kpr

11 points

3 days ago

G8kpr

11 points

3 days ago

I remember a story from quite awhile ago. Where a group wanted to see if giving homeless people money would solve their problems.

So they gave this homeless guy a large sum of money 200k or possibly more.

They then tracked his progress. He got off the street. Reunited with his family lived ok for about a year. But homelessness isn’t about “I don’t have money”. His old habits returned quickly.

He couldn’t get a job. Drank a lot. Shirked responsibilities and eventually lost his home that he had gotten (not sure if it was a rental or what). Just over a year and he was back on the street again, with the attitude. “Oh well”

I had a coworker who ended up homeless. He was a nice guy. He also had money. His parents had both passed and he had a substantial amount of money that came to him each month. But he kept moving and moving and they had a hard time tracking him down. He drank a lot and often showed up to work with fresh scrapes and bruises. People complained he smelled like alcohol often. The company even tried to get him help.

He was eventually laid off due to cut backs and someone said they saw him on the streets.

He froze to death one night. During a big ice storm we had several years ago. He was just feet away from a warm grocery store.

He had money and a means to support himself. But just dumping money on a homeless person is rarely the answer.

Friendly-Matter-3819

3 points

3 days ago

200k could last me at least 4 years before going broke for lack of income. This dude had more addictions than just drinking.

PaulTurkk

5 points

3 days ago

The true story is he went to Monte Carlo, bet everything on red, and..... won! And he lived happily ever after.

Cubic_Ant

3 points

3 days ago

I trust you! I also want a house, a car and to start a paint company. Be right back, becoming homeless.

Variable303

3 points

3 days ago

I'm going to just choose to believe you and exit this thread. I need good news.

Marlinliam

48 points

3 days ago

Somewhere on earth I would guess, could be wrong idk

jessemiriah92

11 points

3 days ago

This guy

No_Construction_896

44 points

3 days ago

He is the man you now know as Elon Musk.

kwyjibowen

8 points

3 days ago

People just kept piling into that funding page

boverly721

5 points

3 days ago

In his home, one would hope

C-string

6 points

3 days ago

C-string

6 points

3 days ago

Possibly still where he is, Meme doesn't say she gave it to him.

FuriosOctavian

2 points

3 days ago

She would’ve gotten flames so fucking jard

HintsOfCinnamon

4 points

3 days ago

He spent all his money on his electrical bill.

DieselDeviant

5 points

3 days ago

Outside

ResBio

12 points

3 days ago

ResBio

12 points

3 days ago

Probably homeless

ResBio

14 points

3 days ago

ResBio

14 points

3 days ago

Update idk where he actually is.

doodlez420

18 points

3 days ago

Billy Ray Harris buy a new car, put a down payment on a home, and begin fulfilling his dream of starting a house painting company. Another unexpected windfall was that Billy Ray Harris was able to reconnect with his family which he had not seen in a long time.

Source: https://www.antarcticajournal.com/billy-ray-harris-good-fortune-for-honest-panhandler/

Jaredlong

6 points

3 days ago

lol "source." No author attribution. No date. Their one external link goes to the wikipedia article for Kansas City.

UN16783498213

7 points

3 days ago

You don't read the Antarctica Journal? All of my tuxedo wearing friends tell me it's a highly respected news source.

SonicSubculture

2 points

3 days ago

The money helped fund his dream of being a homeless beggar.

NikanaVader

4.4k points

3 days ago

NikanaVader

4.4k points

3 days ago

He could’ve proposed to another homeless person

Snnide_Remark

829 points

3 days ago

Chortled. Jerk.

LanceFree

162 points

3 days ago

LanceFree

162 points

3 days ago

“Stick with me babe and someday, all this will be yours.”

bumble-btuna

29 points

3 days ago

I'll give you the biggest rock ever!

whips out crack rock

Ass_Blossom

7 points

3 days ago

Yall got anymore of that crack?

chahlie

147 points

3 days ago

chahlie

147 points

3 days ago

"This rock will last us-" "Hours. I know."

Machubali-Wabis

35 points

3 days ago

A man/woman of culture, I see. I’ve been rewatching the whole series and just watched this episode on Sunday lol.

duckduckchook

25 points

3 days ago

Which series is this please, so that I might join the culture club

PurplePiilz

28 points

3 days ago

It’s a skit from The Chappelle Show, I believe it is season 2 episode 12-13.

Exotic-Amphibian-655

10 points

3 days ago

Chapelle Show. Chapelle Show. Woo hoo wee!

the-truffula-tree

2 points

3 days ago

Woo hoo hoo. Yea yea yea

eyetracker

5 points

3 days ago

Chappelle's Show

That part is about 5:45 in.

Numbtwothree

3 points

3 days ago

The best episode of the series fear factor and wayne brady

LovableContrarian

13 points

3 days ago

That Wayne Brady skit is still gold, but holy shit it was amazing at the time. Wayne Brady was super famous and the quintessential "wholesome family-friendly comic." It was absolutely nuts watching this episode when it aired. I was dying.

fearhs

2 points

3 days ago

fearhs

2 points

3 days ago

One of the things I've always liked about that skit is that even though it was parodying Training Day, you don't need to have ever seen that movie to appreciate it.

captainredbeard42

312 points

3 days ago

Angry Updoot Noises

ReadyRedRed

33 points

3 days ago

Maybe he did, and was rejected...cries

Iconicbacon

5 points

3 days ago

Happy cake day!

ReadyRedRed

5 points

3 days ago

Thank you! I honestly hadn't even realised, lol.

Iconicbacon

4 points

3 days ago

Lol

TacospacemanII

2 points

3 days ago

And you forgot your own birthday again.

kaptain_kangarooo

2k points

3 days ago

A story from 2013....they should rename this site Re-gurg-it.

SnooCats6201

509 points

3 days ago

Old stories are bad but a story that’s been posted 5 times over the course of 2 months is annoying and happens a lot

ItsTHCx

328 points

3 days ago

ItsTHCx

328 points

3 days ago

The real problem with reddit is you can post something 5 times in 2 months and you will still have a large number of people on the 5th post who have never seen it ever before no matter how much time they spend on reddit. Happens to me a lot.

A_spiny_meercat

174 points

3 days ago

Plus even with us long time lurkers who would have seen it, we have the attention span of a

Generalissimo_II

55 points

3 days ago

A what? You can't just leave me hanging like that

MojoMonster

12 points

3 days ago

Ohhh, look kitties!

Generalissimo_II

6 points

3 days ago

Wowee, what were we talking about?

MojoMonster

6 points

3 days ago

Poverty porn.

MetaTater

21 points

3 days ago

MetaTater

21 points

3 days ago

A toaster?

Actual_Misanthrope

18 points

3 days ago

Toasters are useful

PatchTossaway

12 points

3 days ago

But their attention span needs improvement.

thejunglebook8

9 points

3 days ago

I reckon they have a great attention span. They focus hard and get their job done with consistent results

Idaheck

3 points

3 days ago

Idaheck

3 points

3 days ago

Did you know the numbers on the dial for how many minutes you want the toaster to toast and not level of toastedness?

alexei2

2 points

2 days ago

alexei2

2 points

2 days ago

You can say the exact same thing about toasters

Adventurous-Lunch782

2 points

3 days ago

I hate people who don't finish s

Autocratic_Barge

5 points

3 days ago

Oooooo, a squirrel!

Scadilla

49 points

3 days ago

Scadilla

49 points

3 days ago

I spend a good amount of time on reddit and don't see a lot of content util the reposts. I think it says more about the people that are on here 24/7 and catch every instance of that particular post. I used to be annoyed by reposts, but then I started spending way less time on here and it stopped bothering me. I also simply scrolled over the stuff I had already seen.

CliffBiffington

26 points

3 days ago

Hey! Stop making sense and sharing a good idea!

rhet17

17 points

3 days ago

rhet17

17 points

3 days ago

What? Scroll by something annoying and miss that incredible opportunity to criticize, bully and complain just for the hell of it?? Are you mad?

Jwh-13

2 points

3 days ago

Jwh-13

2 points

3 days ago

Yep. The only other thing you could do to help even out the system is downvote the reposts or simply comment that it is a repost. That being said complaining about reposts seems to be a solid thing to do and a massive karma farm for people. Reddits gonna rebbit gonna bebberit

Klink3x

6 points

3 days ago

Klink3x

6 points

3 days ago

Sounds to me like the real problem is people who get annoyed because they see the same post more than once instead of just....scrolling past it.

keyonte0

3 points

3 days ago

keyonte0

3 points

3 days ago

You say that, but there are often people in the comments who admit they've seen the same post a dozen times and upvote it every time they see it, anyway.

backbynewyears

37 points

3 days ago

Already Reddit

Cold-Couple1957

8 points

3 days ago

Already

iaijutsu08

7 points

3 days ago

Alreaddit

PocketMonsters510

7 points

3 days ago

You need to log off the internet and spend time outside. I don’t think you understand how the world works.

Shrrrrpa

11 points

3 days ago

Shrrrrpa

11 points

3 days ago

It’s already called reddit, mate

Leela_bring_fire

6 points

3 days ago

Your first day, huh?

bronx-dyna

65 points

3 days ago

Sorry things past your birth year aren’t relevant to you kid ....not everyone knows everything that’s happened in the world it’s my first time hearing it maybe ..yknow...scroll past it and relax lol

blackdarrren

26 points

3 days ago

I concur, it's a great story...kudos to brother Billy Ray...

bronx-dyna

20 points

3 days ago*

Yeah I would agree as well it’s a great story that I just learned about today and than you have these know it all’s who live on Reddit and seen everything annoyed they have to see this again lol just scroll past it and let us who haven’t heard of this story enjoy it

DwightShnoute

10 points

3 days ago

HOW DARE YOU. are you dumb or something, i saw this post 8 years ago. therefore it’s a REEEpost.

stupid reddit normies don’t understand.

Highlyemployable

6 points

3 days ago

Lmao hes 7. I get it.

Maybe 6 tho..

funkyastroturf

14 points

3 days ago

If you have this much of a problem with people posting history, then stay away from school. You’re in for a rude awakening.

satansheat

5 points

3 days ago

Y’all know Reddit is named like that for the I read it somewhere. Reddit. It’s also a site with the whole purpose is reposting stuff.

AnnaBortion269

3 points

3 days ago

lol, how the fuck do people not know this?!

In an hour’s time you’ll see - TIL: Reddit got it’s name from ‘read it’!

nosage

2 points

3 days ago

nosage

2 points

3 days ago

I wonder how he's doing today

kaptain_kangarooo

3 points

3 days ago

Now THERE is a good question. I tried googling to find out and came up empty. If the OP had posted this 2013 story with an update it would have been more relevant.

ayending1

36 points

3 days ago

ayending1

36 points

3 days ago

It reminds me of another story that a homeless veteran dude spent his $20 to buy gas for a girl struck on highway, she raised tens of thousands for him online, and all of them, including the girl's boyfriend, got charged in the end because they just made the story up.

galacticHitchhik3r

12 points

3 days ago

Yup. I hate that every feel good story that comes from a GoFundMe makes me skeptical now because of that story.

anal_blaster69

6 points

3 days ago

I thought that story ended with them to trying keep the money they raised for him, and then spening a large sum of it on a new bmw and a vacation. they wanted to give him an "allowance" of a few thousand a month. I think it went to court, but i dont remember what happened.

Greggs88

4 points

3 days ago

Greggs88

4 points

3 days ago

Just looked it up and apparently all three were in on the scam. The homeless man got 5yrs probation, the other guy got 5years jail time and has to make restitution and the woman is still waiting to be charged.

KevinKingsb

67 points

3 days ago

That's life changing money right there.

kruschev246

9 points

3 days ago

Bro, do you work for BRIGHT SIDE? All of your posts have titles like this

fitpetboo

8 points

3 days ago

I found an engagement ring In a burger king washroom once.

Priyam03062008

2 points

3 days ago

Did you return it?

BoneTugsNHarmony

17 points

3 days ago

It was an onion ring. He ate it

-Number1Boss-[S]

128 points

3 days ago

Viciousharp

18 points

3 days ago

Really disappointed this wasn't reported on by Trent Crimm

eightcell

5 points

3 days ago

Trent Crimm from the Daily Planet?

Viciousharp

9 points

3 days ago

From the Independent

eightcell

6 points

3 days ago

Ah, yes. That's the one.

the__6-1-4__

2 points

3 days ago

Personally don't trust anything he writes, also heard from a friend that he can't handle spicy food at all. Sad existence.

Crazychemist_2

5 points

3 days ago

Can you stop reposting shit from this website? You're pretty cringy

EagerToLearnMore

7 points

3 days ago

This isn’t amazing. Poor people know what it’s like to lose everything, and as such, they tend to be more empathetic than those who have everything they want. I see this person as a good kind man who wanted to make sure someone else isn’t missing a dear item because he knows how that must feel.

bushysquatch2

12 points

3 days ago

Didn’t her and her husband like have total control over the money legally and they only ended up actually giving the guy like 20k and they spent the rest themselves

loserbmx

11 points

3 days ago

loserbmx

11 points

3 days ago

Different couple, and in that case all three of them were later arrested for making their story up for the donations.

RobinC83

16 points

3 days ago

RobinC83

16 points

3 days ago

Hold up...why was the ring off her finger and mixed up with change?

That's the real story.

Soup-Wizard

7 points

3 days ago

It probably slipped off.

Sometimes engagement rings are bought without being sized (to keep them a surprise) and require resizing for a proper fit.

Linn0000

6 points

3 days ago

Linn0000

6 points

3 days ago

According to the article, she had taken it off and put it with her loose change. She reached in for a handful of loose change to put in his cup. And then later remembered what she had done.

koick

4 points

3 days ago

koick

4 points

3 days ago

she had taken it off and put it with her loose change.

SMH

RetroRedhead83

2 points

3 days ago

Because this whole thing was a scam.

Sober__Me

2 points

3 days ago

Because the whole thing was set up ROFL

nairblizard

4 points

3 days ago

Your title sucks op. I thought I was on buzzfeed

oldagecynicism

46 points

3 days ago

Again, not uplifting. Sad, imagine giving a damn so Billy wasn't homeless to begin with, and left to beg.

OlDaky

34 points

3 days ago

OlDaky

34 points

3 days ago

I used to work at a rescue for homeless people. I would say about 70%-80% of the people we worked with outright refused to help their situation.

The ones we could help would get a job with the local DPW making $18 h/r and be brought in for community housing. Offered resources for their education and bettering themselves.

Only thing we request is that they come to work on time and do their best. For the ones who tried, this program worked great and really helped people get back on their feet.

But sadly, most of the homeless people we would try to help, would refuse. They did not want any help.

TheWalkingDead91

18 points

3 days ago*

That’s a reality that some people don’t want to acknowledge, is that many homeless people are either mentally ill or are just where they want to be. Still feel bad even for the ones you described though, because I know first hand that mental illnesses like depression can make people feel like not getting up and doing even the most basic things...so although some of them may not necessarily prefer homelessness, it could be difficult for them to do things like show up for a job or even keep up a basic acceptable appearance.

tsh87

20 points

3 days ago

tsh87

20 points

3 days ago

I feel like nobody talks about the trauma of actually being homeless. Because I don't think anyone really wants to be homeless or stay homeless it's just that it's what they know and transitioning out of that mentality is very hard.

My newspaper actually did a story on homeless woman recently, they kept up with her for a year just to follow her life. But her homelessness encampment is being cleaned up so the city is throwing out extra resources to get the people there set up with jobs, housing or just a place to go. And when they talked to her recently she said that more than anything she was just scared.

She said she'd love to get a job and an apartment and her old life back but she's really afraid that she'll lose it again. It was a very traumatic experience the first time that it happened to her. She was evicted from her home six years ago and since then she's lived in the homeless camp, she has a community there, she has a routine, she knows who to be and how to survive there. And she's afraid she can't relearn how to be who she used to be and how to live in that world. And, you know, what if she tries and fails and she's has to learn how to be homeless again.

Jaredlong

4 points

3 days ago

Some homeless people I've talked with have claimed they enjoy being homeless. I don't know how much of that is self-delusion to cope, or them legitimately preferring the simplicity of that lifestyle, but it seems that after a certain point life on the streets becomes their familiar norm and they're reluctant to change. One guy said if he did manage to improve his life 'the system' would just make him homeless again, so he didn't see the point in trying.

Apeture_Explorer

3 points

3 days ago

That's pretty terrible what that guy feels. Although, if I wash away all the hardship that comes with it, homelessness can look like something approximating a form of freedom most simply don't possess. No ties to much anything for better or for worse.

Meta_Digital

2 points

3 days ago

These are people who don't function under capitalism and so capitalism lets them rot. We shouldn't treat them as inferior because our economic system is unnecessarily cruel. There are more than enough resources to go around.

oldagecynicism

4 points

3 days ago

A job wasn't what he needed. A home for starters and a community that needs him next, then we can talk about work.

OlDaky

4 points

3 days ago

OlDaky

4 points

3 days ago

Cool. I'm just staying most homeless people have resources they can go to but refuse.

rosamaria830

7 points

3 days ago

Maybe what’s being offered is not what they need at that time?.... a job offer vs a home and mental help would probably be first

oldagecynicism

3 points

3 days ago*

I get it. Some refuse homes. We could be humane and think in terms of what would suit them instead of trying to impose our definition of solutions on them.

JabberJaahs

3 points

3 days ago

It would be interesting to see what Billy-Ray is up to these days.

KhaleesiDog

76 points

3 days ago

KhaleesiDog

76 points

3 days ago

Is he expected to be any less honest than any one else in society? He did what many people would do, the right thing. Why is it so amazing that a homeless person performed an honest act?

GodIsAboutToCry

214 points

3 days ago

The difference is that this person probably needs money he will could get for this ring for food. Not many people would be this honest in his situation. At least that is what i think.

sezah

3 points

3 days ago*

sezah

3 points

3 days ago*

he Will could get for this ring for food<

“yes I would like a #3 meal, supersized, I will pay with this ring.”

EDIT to add

/S

because you’re all dumb enough to need it

iSuckAtGuitar69

47 points

3 days ago*

Because that’s a life changing amount of money for a homeless person? Maybe not the right thing but I couldn’t have blamed him if he immediately pawned that shit

babyfacedjanitor

31 points

3 days ago

I am more frustrated that people believe that others would do the right thing. I stopped hanging out with a friend because he stole tips out of a tip jar at subway.

flamewolf393

4 points

3 days ago

I would loudly and aggressively berate that person while recording it on my phone to post online. I would try and figure out who he was and publicly shame him for it in every way I could think of. Fuck assholes that steal a poor persons tips.

Zevvion

4 points

3 days ago

Zevvion

4 points

3 days ago

Why is it so amazing that a homeless person performed an honest act?

Because if I suddenly get 4000 bucks, I might buy an extra TV or go on vacation, if I buy anything at all. Otherwise it just sits in my bank account and my life continues in both scenario's just how it has been: fine.

If a homeless person suddenly gets 4000 bucks their quality of life massively increases and their life could well be on a trajectory of success, or if that fails, at least short-medium term increase in happiness.

Outside of that obvious difference, the real story here is that he was rewarded for resisting the temptation to improve his life by having it improve even more by the gratitude of that lady.

MeNaNo70

12 points

3 days ago

MeNaNo70

12 points

3 days ago

My sister in law is bi polar/manic. She sleeps in a rain coat with a rubber hat on because she thinks magnetic energy is trying to get in our brains. She is 50 years old, and PRO TRUMP. If it wasn't for her widowed father giving her a place to live she would be homeless. But she would return a ring or money to its owner all day long. Thats what people don't understand and it sucks. MENTAL ILLNESS IS JUST THAT.

TheOtherMatt

14 points

3 days ago

WTF has being ‘PRO TRUMP’ got to do with any of that?

socialistvegan

35 points

3 days ago

Corroborates the existence of mental illness.

bigdaddypimpilicious

4 points

3 days ago

I'm honestly tried of people talking about Trump any chance they get. Someone called me Pro Trump because I got McDonalds for lunch.

Ooo_oooAaAa

6 points

3 days ago

Reddit can't talk about someone else's mental illness without bringing in their own mental illness.

ScarecrowPlayboy

7 points

3 days ago

I know, right? It was really redundant after reading about the super outlandish conspiracy theory.

demonicbullet

2 points

3 days ago

We just assuming the homeless guy had a mental illness now?

_1981_

7 points

3 days ago

_1981_

7 points

3 days ago

In fact most homeless people do.

ScarecrowPlayboy

4 points

3 days ago

You sound extremely naive and you obviously just live somewhere that has no homeless population.

If you ever travel outside of your little bubble, be very careful as people like you are easy targets for theft and scamming.

burglicious

2 points

3 days ago

People choices are heavily impacted by their environment. A lot of homeless people are in situations where they’re desperate for cash badly. He could’ve hawked the ring for cash. So could anyone who’s in a normal financial situation but him more so cause his choices are impacted by an environment of extreme poverty

PixelZ_124

3 points

3 days ago

Because to him, that ring is worth the equivalent of hundreds of millions to us.

latent_observations

6 points

3 days ago*

On the other hand (well both actually)I recently left two expensive rings On the nightstand at a Mar—tt hotel in Oregon and management claims the housekeepers never found them even though they meticulously clean the room due to Covid.. I now have the realization that your chances are possibly better with lost property on the streets vs. Nice hotel chains??

ArisRuins

5 points

3 days ago

It's really just down to what kind of person that particular housekeeper was. I used to work housekeeping and I would've trusted almost everybody I worked with to return lost items, and a couple I definitely did not trust

gir_loves_waffles

10 points

3 days ago

After she sees the GoFund: "Hey, so, Billy... we're gonna split that $185k, right? It's only fair, yeah? I mean, you're good with just $4,000, right?"

FutureFarmerMan

3 points

3 days ago

Looking good Billy Ray!!!!

smmfdyb

3 points

3 days ago

smmfdyb

3 points

3 days ago

Feeling good Louis!!!!

howzit-

2 points

3 days ago

howzit-

2 points

3 days ago

I CAN SEE! I HAVE LEGS!

I was thinking there's no way this guy has that name and nobody references one of the best movies ever.

rob156

6 points

3 days ago

rob156

6 points

3 days ago

Shit I need a go fund me account just to pay my wife medical bills!!!

Antique_Clock_5093

2 points

3 days ago

the pic is from a dhar mann vid

Cheesyduck126

2 points

3 days ago

I swear to God this is a dhar mann vid

16er-Blech

2 points

3 days ago

Those amazing stories are always pretty questionable if they are from Facebook or Instagram. Just stick to newspapers and other reliable sources

MickeyButters

2 points

3 days ago

Here is one out of Philly. It had us all strung along for months as the feel-good story of the year.

Homeless man and N.J. couple concocted story for GoFundMe fundraiser, prosecutor says

RepostersAnonymous

2 points

3 days ago

WHOA HOW EXTRAORDINARILY UNEXPECTED OP

DEFINITELY NOT A BULLSHIT CLICKBAITY TITLE TO THE EXTREME

vibe666

2 points

3 days ago

vibe666

2 points

3 days ago

I used to stop on my walk to work and chat with a homeless guy and bring him a coffee every morning.

one morning after I'd had some unexpected bills come in, I didn't have enough money to get a coffee for him or myself, but I came and chatted with him anyway.

We'd talked about my love of coffee quite a few times so he noticed right away that I didn't have one and asked and I just said that I just didn't have the spare cash.

He wasn't asking for one for himself, just that he knew I never came past him without one, and he started rummaging in his pocket to get me some money so I could go and get one for myself.

it was pretty humbling that this man who had almost nothing and was sleeping on a bench would give what little he had for some dude he hardly knew who was going to work in a suit.

after that day I made sure I always budgeted to have a coffee fund for us both and always went to work extra early so I had the time to spend chatting with him, he was an amazing man.

johnnydarkfi

2 points

3 days ago

Then he invested it all in GameStop. Still holding. What a legend.

durgadas

2 points

3 days ago

durgadas

2 points

3 days ago

The Power Of Privilege