WATCH: Homeless man given $100 and secretly followed to see how he would spend it

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LOS ANGELES, CA (KTVI)— Have you ever given someone money and wondered how it was spent? Well, Josh Lin Parker took the time to find out.

Josh wanted to know what a homeless man named Thomas would do after unexpectedly receiving $100 in cash.

After picking the random man, Josh and his friends followed him with a camera.

What happened is truly great!

The video was uploaded to YouTube on Monday. As of Tuesday morning it had 2.1 million views.

The description of the video includes a link to an Indiegogo page titled, ‘Help Thomas To Get A Fresh Start,’ that encourages donations to help out Thomas.

A $10,000 goal had already been met by Tuesday morning!

A total of $19,005 has been raised so far.


  • rachael

    Two days before Christmas, I was on my to take my son to the doctors and there was a man with a sign (homeless) I gave him $5 I know its not much but I thought it would get him something to eat… I was coming back from the doc and there was the same man coming out from the gas station and he had a pack of cigarettes from now on I will only give food

  • Marry Christmas

    my neighbor’s mother-in-law makes $79 /hr on the laptop . She has been without a job for 5 months but last month her payment was $17887 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read More Here


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