On February 13, 2016 a young woman named Sofia won $200 on a scratch ticket in Wareham, Massachusetts. With struggles of her own, the single mother of three was so excited to spend her unexpected reward on her family.
As she left a gas station with her winning ticket in hand, Sofia looked up and saw a disheveled homeless man standing outside in the freezing cold.
The man, named Glenn, was holding a sign that said, “Anything Would Help.”
Sofia looked closer at Glenn and realized he was shivering and crying as the frigid wind whipped all around him. She rolled down her window and offered to buy him a cup of coffee. He was hesitant, but accepted the offer.
Sofia treated Glenn a cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts. As they got to talking, she 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 remembered the $200 she’d just won.
Sofia told Glenn to get inside her car — and what this single mom did with it next took the internet by storm.