Earlier this year, a young woman named Sofia Lorena won $200 on a scratch ticket in Wareham, Massachusetts. The struggling single mother of three couldn’t wait to spend her unexpected reward on her family. But when she left the gas station with her winning ticket in hand, something amazing happened.
Sofia noticed a disheveled homeless man named Glenn holding a sign that said, “Anything Would Help.” He was crying and shivering outside in the freezing cold. Sofia looked closer at Glenn. She offered to buy him a cup of coffee. The man was hesitant but accepted the offer.
While at Dunkin Donuts, Sofia asked where he was going to sleep that night. Glenn revealed that had been homeless for three years and slept on the streets in sleeping bags and tents. That’s when Sofia told him to get inside her car — and what this single mom did with it next has set the internet abuzz.
“It was then I knew why I won the $200, God placed Glenn in my path for a reason, so I drove him to the Rosewood Inn in Wareham and paid for a 2-night stay,” Sofia said.
She added: “I’ve never seen a grown man cry; he began praying and telling me I was an angel.”
Less than 24 hours after posting her story on Facebook, users started sending Glenn food and warm clothing. Sofia also set up an online fundraiser; and in just two days, strangers helped raise nearly 20,000 for Glenn.
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