Homeless Man Finds Check that Changes His Life

November 14, 2017 | Mysti Jordan

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Elmer Alvarez is homeless, and as you can imagine, any amount of money would greatly help his situation. When he found a $10,000 check, a lot of people might say that his prayers had been answered in a huge way. All Elmer could think about, though, was Roberta Hoskie. It was her name that was on it, and he knew that there was absolutely no way he could keep that money for himself.

Given Elmer’s circumstance, it’s not like he could just jump on social media and try to find Roberta. Fortunately, all of her information, including her phone number, was on this check. He called her and let her know that he’d found her money. What he couldn’t possibly have known was that Roberta is a single mom who used to be homeless herself, so Elmer’s story really touched her heart.

As a thank you, she not only wrote him a check of his own, but she’s helping him get started on his education, and she’s going to help him get into an apartment. Her only condition is that once he’s on his feet, he extend the same kindness to someone else.

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