“It’s Awesome to be Reminded that There is a Lot of Good in the World”

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Homeless people can be awesome human beings. An example: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a homeless man named Rayburn West found a number of items, including important medical records, that had been stolen from a couple’s car. He gathered them up — the stolen items included paperwork with the owner’s name and contact information on it — and called the owner: Dr. Hollie Black, who said, “I had just gotten off of work. I work at OSU [Oklahoma State University] downtown. I had met all of my family to eat dinner.” She left a bag containing electronic items and important medical records in the car, and when she and her husband, Luke Black, were gone, someone broke into their car.  In August 2013, her husband gave credit to the homeless man on Imgur and Reddit. Redditor anitasanger (Luke Black) wrote, “This homeless man found a bunch of my wife’s stolen property strewn all over downtown Tulsa. 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.” In a comment on Reddit, anitasanger added, “He didn’t want a thing in return.  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.” In another comment, anitasanger wrote, “I realize that $15 isn’t much, and it may appear like we slighted the guy. Yes, we had some luxury items an iPad and an iPhone that were stolen. The iPad was a Christmas gift from my father. Residency [Mrs. Black is an OBGYN resident] is pretty tough and we don’t have much money left over each month. What cash we had was in my wife’s wallet, which was stolen. The reason we even had 15$ cash was because we pulled it from the sock drawer to replace my wife’s driver’s license. The DMV only accepts checks, which we don’t have, or cash. It was literally all we had, so we gave it to the nice man. I wasn’t trying to be a hero by giving the guy a few dollars, that’s why I didn’t even mention it in the title. The only reason I mentioned it, is because people asked if we did anything for the guy. I am grateful for his humanity and compassion.” Rayburn West sometimes stays at the Tulsa Day Center, and after the story of his good deed went viral, Redditors began making donations to the center. Sandra Lewis, executive director of the Tulsa Day Center, said, “We have this one little slice of something that’s good and positive and people clearly want to hear that. They’re responding to it. It’s all been so positive and amazing.” When Mr. West, who does not use the Internet, found out about the donations, he said, “Thank you. I don’t know what to think about it honestly. It is far out.”

For Further Information: anitasanger, “This homeless man found a bunch of my wife’s stolen property strewn all over downtown Tulsa. 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.” Imgur. 24 August 2013 http://i.imgur.com/kvM6pxn.jpg

For Further Information: anitasanger, “This homeless man found a bunch of my wife’s stolen property strewn all over downtown Tulsa. 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.” Reddit. 24 August 2013

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For Further Information: Tyler Dunn, “Global donations still pouring into Tulsa Day Center after homeless man’s good deed goes viral.” KJRH (Tulsa, Oklahoma). 26 August 2013

http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/global-donations-still-pouring-into-tulsa-day-center-after-homeless-mans-good-deed-goes-viral

For Further Information: Joe Henke, “Tulsa homeless man, Rayburn West, returns lost medical papers, story goes viral.” KJRH (Tulsa, Oklahoma). 24 August 2013

http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/tulsa-homeless-man-returns-lost-medical-papers-story-goes-viral

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