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Homeless man stands in rain for hours to guard stranger's cash

Homeless man stands in rain for hours to guard stranger's cash”

James McGeown spotted a handbag that contained £450 ($600) on the front seat of a parked auto, with its passenger window down.

Not wanting the money to be stolen Mr McGeown waited for two and a half hours in the rain for the owner to return before handing in the bag containing NZ$850 in cash a nearby lawyer's office.

A campaign set up to raise money for James has raised more than £4,000. There wasn't so the building behind was a solicitors office Browns, he took the bag and held it to the receptionist and explained telling them there was £400 in the bag he explained there was also money in the auto, the receptionist called the police and this is when I arrived.

A grateful John McMonagle, from Clydebank, who had been attending court as a witness with his colleague Alyshia Orford, called the act of kindness "amazing".

He told Glasgow Live: 'I was in shock, I couldn't believe that the guy never took a penny.

"He was so cold he took the bag and rummaged through it to see if there was any ID".

'To think he is sleeping on the streets tonight when he could have stolen the money and paid for a place to stay. "It's phenomenal. It just proves there's decent guys out there and especially at Christmas", he says.

The original target was £5,000, but by Friday evening, less than 24 hours after the page went live, nearly double that figure had been raised.

Homeless man John Mc Geown has been praised for guarding Alyshia Orford's purse while she was inside a court house. Source Facebook
Homeless man John Mc Geown has been praised for guarding Alyshia Orford's purse while she was inside a court house. Source Facebook

"This man is homeless and alcohol dependant (sic) and an absolute GENTLEMAN..."

Please read and share the man in this photograph is homeless his name is James John McGeown I'm now about to take your... "God Bless You James (please share what an wonderful thing to do)".

'He came back to the vehicle when I was there and I gave him £40 and thanked him, but I'll go buy him boots and a good sleeping bag as well.

"The money will be entrusted to John McMonagle to use for the above - also the first £5,000 will go exclusively James John McGeown".

Tom Sheridan replied to John's post saying: "John we at Clydebank Estate Agents would offer to help this lad with his homeless issues - I'm happy to have a chat".

He added: "Tell James I have accommodation for him free of charge for three months till he gets on his feet".

Selfless James John McGeown became an overnight web sensation when his random act of kindness was reported on social media yesterday.



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