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Generous Woman in Massachusetts Uses Her $200 Lottery Winnings to Help Homeless Man

Sometimes a stroke of good luck can be turned into more than a just a small piece of good fortune for one person. Sharing your good fortune with others not only makes you feel good, sometimes it can work out as propitiously as sowing seeds into the wind.

In the case at hand, a good samaritan decided that someone else needed the $200 she had just won on a scratch off lottery ticket more than she did.

Sofia Andrade had just bought and cashed a $200 on a lottery ticket at a convenience store when she looked up and saw Glenn Williams.

You see, Williams was homeless, and he was standing out on the street corner on a cold Saturday night in New Bedford, Mass.

“I knew that the money never really belonged to me,” Andrade commented in a social media post. “This money was meant to help him.”

Without hesitating, Andrade walked over and spoke to Williams before taking him to a coffee shop to warm up. “He was so overwhelmed by just the generosity of a coffee that he just couldn’t stop crying.”

During her chat with Williams, she learned that the homeless shelters had no bed space for him. She instantly knew she had to use her lottery winnings to get a motel room for him.

“I couldn’t believe there’s somebody like her,” Williams commented with a shake of his head. “She deserves a lot of the credit for where I am right now.”

She drove with him a few miles to her home town of Wareham and got him a hotel room there. When she got home, she jumped on Facebook and posted about meeting Williams and his story. Andrade also launched a GoFundMe page for Williams.

Amazingly, her post about Williams went viral, and several people in Wareham stepped up to help Williams.

For starters, a barber came over and gave Williams a haircut. Several other locals donated clothing items. A neighbor’s little girl even made Williams a Valentine’s Day card… “Know that you are loved this Valentine’s Day!”

Williams was extremely grateful for all the help: “There’s a lot of good people in this world. I’m overwhelmed with all the help, and I just want to thank everybody.”

Source: WCBV
Photos: Conservative Tribune

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