How many homeless people have you seen in your lifetime? Have you ever once thought about giving one of them $1,000 or a house? Well, that’s just what YouTuber MagicofRahat decided to do for a homeless man named Eric.

Rahat first encountered Eric at a local shopping center next to his home. He decided to be a Good Samaritan by giving him a $1,00 “winning lottery ticket.” The ticket wasn’t actually a winning one, but Rahat gave the store owner $1,000 to give to Eric out of the goodness of his heart. He recorded the entire incident, and the video went viral.

After that, Rahat decided to set up a fundraiser for Eric to help him get back on his feet. Would you believe that $44,000 was raised for Eric in just 17 days? That’s right, 1,800 people all over the world donated money. Rahat then used that money to purchase a beautiful home for Eric. Not only that, but he bought furniture and all the essentials to go in it.

Here is a breakdown of the $44,000 raised for Eric, and how it was used.

Here is a breakdown of the $44,000 raised for Eric, and how it will be used.

Here you see Eric right after he found out the house actually belonged to him and not Rahat. Eric was so amazed by his new home; it’s truly heartwarming.

Here you see Eric right after he found out the house actually belonged to him and not Rahat.

Being the thoughtful and generous man he is, Eric made sure to thank everyone who helped out.

Being the thoughtful and generous man he is, Eric made sure to thank everyone who helped out.

It really must have been Eric’s lucky day because just before Rahat surprised him with his new home, he let Rahat know that he had just found a new job. Below you can see the entire process from furnishing the house to the big reveal. Thanks to the Internet, this homeless man’s dream came true.

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Featured photo credit: MagicofRahat via youtube.com

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