A homeless good Samaritan rushed to help when he saw motorists stuck in the winter storm that hit the Eastern U.S. last weekend.
The man, identified only as Curtis, had been taking shelter between two buildings when he noticed cars getting stuck in the snow, so he ran out to help.
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“It’s just the right thing to do,” he told WWBT News in Richmond, Virginia. “Because at times, people help me out. One hand washes the other one.”
Many of the more than half dozen drivers that he helped while the TV crew was there thanked him, but never knew he was homeless.
Curtis still didn’t have any idea where he would spend the night as the storm dropped more than two feet of snow on the area. People posting to Facebook wanted to raise money for Curtis, but he didn’t leave any information to make himself easily found.
Reporter Ashley Monfort and her cameraman gave him some hot coffee and a warm meal, and money to pay for transportation to a homeless shelter – then he was back to pushing cars down the road.
(WATCH the video from WWBT News below) — Photos: WWBT video
HOMELESS MAN HELPS STRANDED DRIVERSWe saw many good Samaritans today helping stranded drivers on Midlothian Turnpike. But Curtis has a special place in my heart. He's in the first clip wearing the neon hat. We started talking to him where he told me he's actually HOMELESS and was staying between two buildings. When he saw drivers who were stuck, he would come over to help. AND he flagged down the tow truck to help these stranded drivers.He says many people said thank you but had no idea he doesn't have a home. GOD BLESS YOU Curtis.(PS...we gave him some coffee, warm food and some money so he could make his way to the shelter. I told him over and over again to make sure he heads that way before nightfall).*****EDIT******PPS...So many of you have asked to help and I'm touched by your kindness. But unfortunately I didn't exchange information with Curtis. I was distracted by the snowy conditions and just getting him something warm to eat...I didn't get his information. But if I see him again I'll do a follow up. #RVAsnow #GoodSamaritan #positivenewsstoryPosted by Ashley Monfort NBC12 on Saturday, January 23, 2016
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