The equivalent of almost €100,000 has been donated to a homeless man who handed in a backpack stuffed with over €31,000 to police in Boston last week. It was later returned to its owner.
Glen James’ act of kindness inspired a Virginia native Ethan Whittington to set up an online fund to help “change his life”. He added that “maybe some guidance” from the “right people “on how to spend the money” would be a good idea.
Two of the many people to donate money are seven year Thomas and nine year old Ani who said she was “going to get an ‘American Girl’ doll, but instead wanted to give him (Glen James) some money.”
Glen James looks set to have enough to buy his own home with the fund target being raised to the equivalent of €184,000, an unimaginable dream just a week ago.