12-Year-Old Girl Raises $50K for Homeless Man Who Returned Her Grandmother’s Lost Wallet
A 12-year-old girl with a heart of gold has managed to raise $50,000 for a “cold and hungry” homeless man and his community after he returned her grandmother’s lost wallet.
57-year-old Sean Currey had been going through the garbage behind a coffee shop in California when he found the wallet belonging to Evelyn Topper, 80.
Sean, who has had no roof over his head for about 5 years, admitted that for a moment he was considering using the credit cards inside the purse, but then the angel on his shoulder convinced him to do the right thing.
In an interview for The Washington Post, Sean said:
“Anybody in the position of being homeless and cold and tired and hungry, if they found a credit card, they’re going to think about it.
But whether you’re going to act on it is two different things.
I would rather be cold and hungry and know that I did the right thing.”
When little Mikayla Gounard heard of what Sean had done, she immediately wanted to find a way to help him.
And so she did, by setting up a fundraiser and so far raising around $50,000 in donations for Sean.
Mikayla’s mother, Vanessa Topper, wrote on the GoFundMe page:
“What began with a lost wallet, progressed into Mikayla’s drive-by birthday fundraiser, and has now seeded a friendship with the entire family.
This isn’t about charity. It’s about Compassion, the highest form of LOVE.”
See NBC’s report on the story by clicking below.
Evelyn recalled the time Sean called her with the good news:
“I started screaming. I couldn’t believe it.”
Sean said he returned the wallet “because I got a heart” and “that’s the way I was brought up”.
“I would want someone to do the same thing for me if I lost my wallet,” KNTV reported Sean as saying.
Check out Sean’s wonderful message of gratitude for Mikayla in the video below..
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