It pays to be a good Samaritan

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Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis (left) says that Glen James’ actions were “really a remarkable tribute to him and his honesty.” Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.

 

Updated: “$100K … Wow!”

Sometimes the good guys win, and win big.

When Glen James found $2,400 in cash and $39,500 in travelers checks on Saturday, he promptly reported it to Boston police.

“Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a … penny,” said James, who’s been homeless for five years. “God has always very well looked after me.” Continue reading

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Homeless guy offered choice, turns down $100

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leoandpatrickA 23-year-old software programmer in New York City passes a homeless guy on the street all the time in Lower Manhattan and notices that he likes books.

“I get this feeling every day that he is a smart guy — he has books and he writes,” Patrick McConlogue (right) tells ABC News. “I was trying to think of a way to engage him and help him.”

But when Patrick posts about his plans to offer the homeless guy 100 bucks or the opportunity to learn how to write computer code, he gets hammered online, the Gothamist reports. Gawker calls it “some startup guy’s insane vanity project.” And that was one of the nicer comments. Continue reading

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