Shocking response when a ‘homeless’ guy offers money to a passerby (Screen capture) Don’t miss stories. Follow Raw Story! Follow @rawstory A video capturing people’s reactions when they were offered money by a seemingly homeless man in the streets of Los Angeles went viral on YouTube . In the video made by “fouseyTUBE,” a man who appears to be homeless holds a sign that reads “No One Has Ever Become Poor From Giving” and offers cash to random passersby in the streets of LA.
The responses he received were shocking. “In today’s society, it’s socially acceptable for the wealthy to give money to the homeless. Is it acceptable because it’s one individual helping another? Or because one individual is better than the other, so it’s okay to help?” the man asks on camera. Sitting on a sidewalk or walking up to people, he offers money to the unsuspecting. “I just want to be a helping hand today. God bless,” he says. The people he approaches, many of whom are in suits, appear to assume that the man is asking for money. When they realize that he’s offering money, many of them react with animosity.