Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Video To Warm Everyone's Hearts: How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100? (Updated!)

Yes, this is the "holiday season" and during this time of gathering with family and friends, we must all remember those less fortunate who definitely suffer and have so little..... It is especially hard to see, living here in central Canada, how many people are homeless and living in the streets considering that Canada itself is supposed to be a very "rich" country..... 

I was sent the following video just a few days ago, and I knew that after watching it, it should be seen by all of my readers... It is entitled: "How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100"  and it definitely touched my heart... I have that amazing video right here for all to see for themselves, and I do have my own thoughts and comments to follow:

NTS Notes:  Many here have been under the impression that when you give any money to the homeless on the streets, they would only use it towards their alcohol or drug habits... What this homeless man showed is that not all those who are homeless suffer from these horrific habits, and in fact they have become homeless not by their own choosing!

An excellent video that shows how even the down trodden do their best to help their fellow man... And definitely something for everyone to remember during this Christmas season...

More to come


*Update:  It has come to my attention that this entire episode may have been a scripted hoax... I am waiting for full confirmation if this is indeed fact.... If it is, it is too bad, because this is the type of act that everyone should use as a daily basis to help those less fortunate...


mary sullivan said...



Anonymous said...

It is a joy to share with others out of the blessings one has. It is also a joy to know that what has been given has actually benefited others in real need. Stewardship is wise to practice in giving. As this young man did when he followed the recipient of the money. So often the recipient wants to receive only on his own terms of use. On a regular basis, guided help by reputable persons (charities) can make it more likely that honestly stated, real needs can be met. However, hearts can respond impulsively at any time in unplanned giving, or helping. Spur of the moment joy!

AL-X said...

Unfortunately, shortly after watching this and looking a bit at the comments section, I came across this link to go with some people saying this could be a hoax:


Northerntruthseeker said...

Yes, I was sent an email just a day ago stating that this may have all been an elaborate hoax..

If this proves to be a sham, I will update the article with an appropriate statement...



Anonymous said...

It is a shame that a hoax should get so much attention when there are genuine persons and agencies actually helping those in need. How much is ever seen about them and what they do every day, all year long?

by DANIEL NUSSBAUM 1 Jan 2015 Los Angeles, CA
Now, Thomas’ brother has confirmed that the video, which had been viewed 29 million times as of Thursday afternoon, was staged.

Kevin Nickel, identified by CBS2 as Thomas’ brother, told the outlet that his brother is really homeless, but that the video was a fake. He said his brother’s real name is Kenny Nickel, and that he in fact does have some money, as he is owed $150,000 from his parents’ estate.

“He’s sitting on money,” Nickel told CBS2. “But this is a scam. This money needs to go to people who really need it.”