Broker retrieves lost $10,000 check and decides to give back

One act of kindness leads to a dynamic partnership

(AROUND THE WEB)—There’s nothing like some feel good news on a Monday morning. For all those bundled up in New York City, this story will definitely warm your heart. So, let’s take a trip to New Haven, Connecticut.

It all began when Elmer Alvarez found a $10,000 check on the floor. He took action immediately and returned it to the rightful owner, real estate broker Roberta Hoskie.

For years, Alvarez battled homelessness and its many demons. But he was determined to turn his life around. And though he didn’t know it at the time, one act of kindness would change everything.


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When Roberta Hoskie retrieved the check, she was beyond grateful for Alvarez’s honesty and offered him a reward. She helped him find an apartment, paid his rent for seven months, and put him through real estate school.

Now, about a year later, the two are working together to build a transitional house for homeless teenagers and young adults. The project is not about money. In fact, as reported by CBS News, the two don’t expect to make a dime. Instead their reward will be one that is priceless—changing lives forever.

Landing back in New York City, Gov. Cuomo is an active fighter against the homeless crisis in New York. He is continually working toward bettering homeless shelters while also building new ones. Back in 2017, he launched a $20 billion plan to combat homelessness and advance the construction of affordable housing in New York State.

As for this morning’s lesson, good character is not dependent on social status. And hey, do something nice today. You never know where it’ll get you.



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