They say that one good deed deserves another, and this story proves how true that is.
Elmer Alvarez from New Haven, Connecticut was living on the street when he found a check that someone had dropped on the sidewalk. It was worth $10,000, and made out to a local real estate broker named Dr. Roberta Hoskie. She had been carrying the check after making a deal, and didn't even realize it was missing until Alvarez called her.
When Hoskie arrived to take back the check, she learned about Alvarez's situation for the first time. Hoskie was moved that someone with so little would show the kind of honesty that Alvarez did, and shared her meeting with him on Facebook Live.
People fell in love with their story, and it's clear that Hoskie didn't stop thinking about Alvarez once she had the check back.
Instead, she organized some of her business partners and the local Chamber of Commerce to give Alvarez the surprise of a lifetime. "He has absolutely no idea what's about to happen," Hoskie told the local news before Alvarez walked into the Chamber of Commerce building.
But just moments later, her kindness would move the homeless man to tears, and change his life forever.