12-Year-old girl raises hundreds of dollars for homeless man who returned her grandmother's wallet

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A homeless man who selflessly returned a woman's lost wallet has had his kindness paid forward, as her granddaughter raised hundreds of dollars for him.

Earlier this month, grandmother and northern California resident Evelyn Topper stopped at Kamson coffee shop in San Rafael to grab herself a chai soy latte for herself and a boba tea for her granddaughter.

However, after failing to realize she hadn't zipped her jacket all the way up, her wallet slipped out and onto the ground.

Speaking to NBC Los Angeles, Topper revealed: "I couldn't find it. And what was in this wallet is everything - everything I own. And I was distraught."

More on this touching story below:
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However, the next day, Topper received a call from a homeless man called Sean Currey. He had found Evelyn's wallet - but sadly, all of the money had been removed.

Currey - who has been living on the streets for five years - was told by a friend to use the credit cards before they get canceled. But Currey refused to do that, and instead opted to call the number in the wallet and have it returned to its rightful owner.

When asked why he went to bother of returning it, Currey said: "It's the way I was brought up - I'm an honest person."

Evelyn was overjoyed when she received a call from Sean asking her about the wallet. "I was screaming," she told NBC. "It’s a mitzvah! I asked him if he knew what a mitzvah was and he said, 'No.' I said it’s like a good deed."

However, the good deeds didn't end there.

When Evelyn's 12-year-old granddaughter, Mikayla Gounard, heard about Currey's act of kindness, she decided to go on a mission to have his kindness rewarded.

Mikayla's birthday was coming up, and rather than ask for gifts, she asked her guests to donate to Currey instead. In the end, she was able to raise hundreds of dollars for the stranger.

After receiving the money, Currey told NBC: "I’m humbled. I’m just blessed. It’s hard to express words for it. I’m at a loss. I’m warmed by it, 100%."

And we couldn't agree more with Evelyn, who described the good deeds as: "A wonderful story for this time of year."

12-Year-old girl raises hundreds of dollars for homeless man who returned her grandmother's wallet

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By VT

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A homeless man who selflessly returned a woman's lost wallet has had his kindness paid forward, as her granddaughter raised hundreds of dollars for him.

Earlier this month, grandmother and northern California resident Evelyn Topper stopped at Kamson coffee shop in San Rafael to grab herself a chai soy latte for herself and a boba tea for her granddaughter.

However, after failing to realize she hadn't zipped her jacket all the way up, her wallet slipped out and onto the ground.

Speaking to NBC Los Angeles, Topper revealed: "I couldn't find it. And what was in this wallet is everything - everything I own. And I was distraught."

More on this touching story below:
[[youtubewidget||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKfvv7QMz6U]]

However, the next day, Topper received a call from a homeless man called Sean Currey. He had found Evelyn's wallet - but sadly, all of the money had been removed.

Currey - who has been living on the streets for five years - was told by a friend to use the credit cards before they get canceled. But Currey refused to do that, and instead opted to call the number in the wallet and have it returned to its rightful owner.

When asked why he went to bother of returning it, Currey said: "It's the way I was brought up - I'm an honest person."

Evelyn was overjoyed when she received a call from Sean asking her about the wallet. "I was screaming," she told NBC. "It’s a mitzvah! I asked him if he knew what a mitzvah was and he said, 'No.' I said it’s like a good deed."

However, the good deeds didn't end there.

When Evelyn's 12-year-old granddaughter, Mikayla Gounard, heard about Currey's act of kindness, she decided to go on a mission to have his kindness rewarded.

Mikayla's birthday was coming up, and rather than ask for gifts, she asked her guests to donate to Currey instead. In the end, she was able to raise hundreds of dollars for the stranger.

After receiving the money, Currey told NBC: "I’m humbled. I’m just blessed. It’s hard to express words for it. I’m at a loss. I’m warmed by it, 100%."

And we couldn't agree more with Evelyn, who described the good deeds as: "A wonderful story for this time of year."