Single mom wins lotto and shares winnings with a homeless man, and the kindness completely snowballs from there


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This is a truly, truly awesome story of how giving just a little bit can lead to SO much more.

A single mother of three, Sofia Andrade, had won $200 from a scratch-off lottery ticket when she came across a homeless man named Glenn Williams this weekend.

Rather than using the money on herself and her kids, Andrade decided that the homeless man could benefit from the money more than she could, so she decided to do what she could to help him.

Andrade called Williams, who had been homeless for three years, over to her car and first took him to a coffee shop. Williams was extremely grateful for this as he had been outside in the freezing temperatures all day because the local shelter didn’t have any beds available.

So Andrade proceeded to use her winnings to buy Williams a hotel room for the night. After doing that she started a GoFundMe that blew past its goal (the page is now down otherwise I would link to it) and posted the following to her Facebook wall:

Tonight i won $200 on a scratch ticket..i was so excited until i looked up and met Glenn. He was holding a homeless sign…

Posted by Sofia Lorena on Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

The response was overwhelming. People brought all sorts of supplies to help Williams get back on his feet, and a local barber even gave him a free haircut.

It all started with just a winning lotto ticket and a cup of coffee. It goes to show there is never an act of kindness or charity that is too small. You never know where it might lead.

We hope Williams does get the fresh start he needs and that so many provided the chance for him to take.

h/t (story and image) Conservative Tribune

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