After A Homeless Man Returned $10,000, The Thoughtful Act Set His Life On An Entirely New Path

When Elmer Alvarez came across a check for $10,000, he did everything in his power to return it. And the rightful owner was amazed by his good deed after discovering that he was homeless. But what he couldn’t have predicted was that his act of kindness would end up changing his life forever.

In 2017 Alvarez was living rough on Connecticut’s New Haven streets. The state has a population of over three million and 130,000 people reside in the city. And of that number, approximately 4,000 are currently either homeless or under the threat of losing their homes, according to the Point In Time Count in 2016.

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