Users of the community driven news website Reddit flooded a homeless shelter in Oklahoma with donations on Friday, after a user’s post highlighting the kindness of a homeless man who reportedly stays there went viral.
“This homeless man found a bunch of my wife’s stolen property strewn all over downtown Tulsa,” read a now viral Reddit post. “He took the time to gather it all up in the rain and call us for retrieval. I just want to recognize him as an awesome human being.”
“He didn’t want a thing in return,” the poster later added. “We gave him the $15 we had and thanked him for his kindness. It’s awesome to be reminded that there is a lot of good in the world.”
Some users immediately identified the homeless man from an Oklahoma shelter and suggested others donate to recognize his good deed.
“Donate guys. This guy and the others deserve to be kept warm and fed this winter,” read a post, urging individuals to give to the Tulsa Day Center.
“He deserves all the karma that exists on reddit,” the post added.
Within hours, hundreds of users had made posts claiming to have donated to the shelter.
“Because of awesome mohawk guy with the Army sweatshirt I saw on reddit,” read a comment in one donation reciept posted to the thread. “If you know him, please let him know that HIS kindness made a difference.”
“Donated in honor of awesome mohawk dude from Reddit,” read another.
According to the user who initially suggested donating to the Tulsa Day Center was flooded with charitable contributions as a result of the post.
“Guys really, thanks!” read the user who made the post initially suggesting donations. “I’ve nothing to do with any of this, but you’re all showing really compassion, the donations are flying in according to the comments and replies!”
TheBlaze called the shelter early Saturday morning for comment, but was unable to reach a spokesperson.
According to the original poster, his wife’s belongings were stolen earlier in the week after her car was broken into.
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