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Businessman poses as homeless man, gives out money
IOWA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It's a sight we may see too often, a homeless person on the side of the road, in need of help. Some donate, while others may pass the person.
But an Iowa man decided to take the gesture as a lesson to other that giving is better than receiving.
Businessman Jonnie Wright dressed up as a homeless person and stood near an intersection for hours in the freezing cold.
For every person who donated to him, he'd hand them back an envelope.
What was inside was a note thanking the person for the donation, with money inside.
"This has been a bucket list thing for me for some time, and I've always known that I wanted to give back," said Wright.
All in all he gave away 50 letters and a total of nearly one-thousand dollars.
The money he received from standing at the intersection was donated to an emergency shelter in Des Moines.