This is truly heart-warming video of a homeless man who is finally given a place of his own after a crowd funding effort saw enough money raised to give him a house. The man, named only as Eric, became an internet hit back in March after Youtube prankster, Magic of Rahat, surprised him with a ‘fake’ lottery ticket in Virginia. Rahat had actually put $1,000 behind the counter of a local store and instructed the assistant to give Eric the money when he presented the ticket. The stunt was captured on camera gaining 15.8 million views in just two months, with the footage showing an emotional Eric breaking down in tears and hugging his new prankster friend. It resulted in Eric landing a job.
Viewers were so taken with the original video, that donations to help out Eric started flooding in with a total of $44,000 being raised.
Rahat then used the money to rent a house for a year for Eric, as well as furnish it, purchase supplies and open a savings account for the homeless man. This video shows us that we’re all capable of doing things that lift the human spirit.