Honest Homeless Man Returns Wallet Filled With Nearly $500

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A homeless man in Kingston, New York is being referred to as a hero after he turned in a wallet that contained almost $500 inside.

Sometimes goodwill still prevail, even under the most unlikely circumstances.

A homeless man in Kingston, New York is being referred to as a hero after he turned in a wallet that contained almost $500 inside.

50-year-old Hassel Barber, is frequently seen scouring the streets for bottles and cans as a quick way to make some cash. He commonly sleeps on city stoops and stairways.

Barber lives a tough life, but when he found a wallet on the sidewalk, he picked it up and immediately handed it over to police.

He stated “I looked at the wallet and I seen money. I didn't bother to count it. It wasn't mine. I didn't want it.”

Officers were able to track down the owner of the wallet, whose identification cards were still inside. The police department shared the story via its Facebook page, to point out that human character can’t be judged by circumstance or appearance.

Local residents began calling in, offering to give Barber money and food, but he declined.

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