Homeless people are often looked at negatively and with bad intentions. Many are wary of them, thinking that they may steal their belongings. However, one man proved that a person like him is not what everybody thinks.
For two days, a homeless man named Paul Calderbank kept looking for the girl who owns the items he found outside a bar. According to reports, the objects he found include a handbag with a huge amount of cash in it alng with an expensive phone. Despite the bag having valuable contents like money and an iPhone, he did not take them for himself. He may not have enough, but still, he was selfless.
The homeless man did everything to find more information on the purse’s owner, but he was only able to successfully discover her name. Apparently, the bag belongs to a certain Daisy Owen.
He would not be able to contact her since her phone was with him so what he did was ask other girls about the owner’s age. The man asked them if they knew anything about her. Eventually, he found out that the name of the owner is Daisy.
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His mission on finding Daisy made him feel like he was a detective and he actually enjoyed it.
Since he knew that some would think that he is trying to steal the girl’s belongings, he placed a letter on the bag to explain what he was doing. There he wrote that he only had good intentions towards the owner.
Though Daisy’s house was 4km away, Calderbank was determined to walk there and return her bag. Thankfully, he came across a person who knows her after two days of searching.
“I got a message off a friend asking if I lost all my stuff. He said that a homeless man had been stopping all girls around my age and asking them if they knew Daisy Owen,” the purse’s owner shared. “As soon as I got the message I raced straight into Bolton. I was trying to talk to all the homeless people I could see. I had just about admitted defeat when I saw a group of three homeless people and asked them.”
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To make sure that the girl is the rightful person, the homeless man asked her some questions about the bag and where she lived. When he was happy with her answers, he gave the purse back.
Daisy does not have that much money to give Paul so she set up a crowdfunding page for him which, so far, got about $3,500.
“At the moment he is staying in a hostel, but he can’t afford it anymore so I either want to put the money towards a deposit on flat or few months at the hostel,” Calderbank said, pertaining to the reward.
This homeless man’s kind act did not only earn praises, but also enough money for food and a place to stay.
What can you say about this homeless man’s kind act? How about his determination on returning the bag? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.