Fizpez: $132k and climbing... it's nice to see that when the right kind of people meet in the world good things can still happen./obnoxious, racist and otherwise idiotic comments to follow.
kregh99: Why is this man homeless, but farking every member of Congress has a place to live?
XveryYpettyZ: When something you lose is worth more to you than the money it cost, yeah... I can see doing something like this when you get it back. Good for the Darlings for not just giving him $100 and leaving. Maybe he'll get enough money to turn his life around... although I know the statistics about what actually happens to people who get money and don't know how to manage it. :-(
staplermofo: Nobody thought to hire this guy as a security guard or what have you? There's no reason to turn that down, he's demonstrated desirable traits for that line of work.
CokeBear: I think I know why he's poor & homeless.Greedy & selfish people, who would have kept or sold the ring, and prefer to take & keep any money that comes their way, tend to get ahead in this world.There's no mystery here. Totally selfless people who are generous and don't want to keep anything for themselves, will eventually end up with nothing, and then homeless.
bump: i would have given the ring to a hookerand asked her to marry me... and this would be different from your basic 'man proposes to woman then she takes everything' scenario in what way?....
MurphyMurphy: I agree with the homeless guy.I mean, everyone means well, but wtf?As the lady says, she feels him returning the ring was a miracle.Welcome to our brave new world, where a person acting like a decent human being is a farking miracle./hope the dude gets some honest help in managing that cash
p51d007: minus the stupid amount the IRS will steal
Z-clipped: Harris had a hunch that the owner would return for it and so he stored it in a safe place.[1.bp.blogspot.com image 756x480]/sorry, had to be done
JasonOfOrillia: People are giving him money because they can't believe a good person can be homeless. They believe that the people who are poor and homeless deserve their fate, either because of a Randian belief in the fundamental unfitness of the lowers or because God has decreed the poverty of the homeless and their own prosperity. Anyway, a homeless person doing something decent offends this belief and they act to correct this mistake by donating money.Of course, the implication is that they, and the majority of society, feel that the rest of the homeless are doing just fine on the street.
Vangor: Though I imagine those are the terms of the site, seems a little cruel to have this money available to him 90 days out... is he still simply on the street for another three months?
TheLopper: I get a spring in my step when I see someone actually put their shopping cart back in the cart caddy.
GCD: "What has the world come to when a person who returns something that doesn't belong to him & all this happens?"The world has become a sad place Mr. Harris. A sad, sad place where people feel that "doing the right thing" should involve a ticker-tape parade, a reward and recognition from the media.I know that I'll sound like a crotchety old bastard, but I seriously hate the majority of people. I find that there's this overwhelming feeling of "grandeur" among people. That they are "entitled" to do whatever they want, whenever they want and take absolutely no responsibility for their actions (or their consequences).It runs the gauntlet - from people cutting in line at the coffee shop and feeling 100% in-the-right about doing so because "they're in a hurry" to people stopping at an accident scene and pulling out their cell phone to take pictures/videos instead of actually trying to assist the people involved.It's disgusting and it confuses and enrages me on a daily basis that society has taken such a sharp turn towards going to hell in a handbasket.I sincerely wish this guy all the best. He's part of a dying breed of people who actually give a damn about others and not just themselves. I hope that he can use the money to invest in his future.
eaglepuss: I was thinking more along the lines of there are so many people who need help in society that it's overwhelming. I think a lot of us would like to make a positive difference in someone's life but the sheer numbers make us shy away. That and the fear of being duped. This man doing what he did gave people some idea of who he is, so they feel better giving to him. It made him stand out in a good way.
wildsnowllama: Don't be farking stupid. Take as much money as you need to get yourself cleaned up, find a job, and pay for the first and last months' rent for an apartment. Put the rest in a trust to help others do the same. People pray for shiat like this to happen everyday and now you can actually do something to help yourself and others in your situation.
Maus III: He's more than welcome to PayPal it to BronyMedic at: chanceemt31283hotmail.com.
bump: This story is complete bs...When I got divorced, the ex took my testicles, self-confidence, 2/3rds of everything I owned and the kids - all due to her cheating on me...None of that 'belonged' to her but she still got it. This guy should tuck his junk, slap on a wig and some cheap makeup and then he'll 'deserved' everything he has.See how it works?/women - the 'equal' gender
WhippingBoy: wildsnowllama: Don't be farking stupid. Take as much money as you need to get yourself cleaned up, find a job, and pay for the first and last months' rent for an apartment. Put the rest in a trust to help others do the same. People pray for shiat like this to happen everyday and now you can actually do something to help yourself and others in your situation.I suspect he's homeless because he doesn't make good decisions. Why do you expect him to start now?
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