disguised as a homeless person on the streets of Vancouver has been handing out cash to the kind strangers trying to help him.A man
Yogi Omar is one of those kind strangers. When he saw the derelict-looking man with a scruffy beard sitting on a street corner and asking for change around midnight on Wednesday, he struck up a conversation with him and offered to buy him a meal and warm clothing.
The man confessed he wasn't actually homeless, just participating in an annual random-act-of-kindness project in which he and his family help people who are kind to Vancouver's homeless population.
The man asked Omar how much he paid in rent — then gave him that exact amount in cash.
"And I'm like what? $469 exactly. And then he just whipped out cash and gave me $469 in exact change," Omar told CBC News.
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The stranger's generosity had perfect timing. Omar recently had to plan a last-minute trip to China to visit his terminally ill father.
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