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About 15 years ago a friend of mine owned a failing business in Swanston Street, Melbourne. It was putting him in debt so he advertised it for sale. A well dressed gentleman walked in off the street, enquired about it and watched the business in action all afternoon. He left only to return later with a suitcase saying he wanted to purchase the business. He opened the case asking if $50,000 cash was enough to leave as a deposit.Of course my friend said “Sure is!”

The gentleman then left and returned with a stereo system he had purchased at Myer saying the place needed some music. He then left saying he would come back in a few days to finalise the sale. He returned in a couple of days to see how things were going and we got to know him a little better. It turned out that he was a philanthropist who had helped many people. After this we never saw him again, he never returned to finalise the sale of the business and he never even asked for a receipt for the $50,000. He also left no address or contact details.

A few months later we were talking to the owner of the bookshop situated a few doors down who had a similar story to tell. The same man had been in their shop and purchased $2,500 worth of books, left no details and never returned! To this day my friend still doesn’t know who he was or why he did it but it certainly helped my friend out of the possibility of having to go bankrupt or worst!

This Real Story is by RACHKAP, 21/12/2013
  • wow i wonder what happened to the guy?

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  • Interesting story,l have this one before!

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  • What an amazing guy!

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  • That’s awesome! Restores my faith in the human race…well just a little bit anyways. It’s such a good feeling to give

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  • Nice! Really good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • this is exellent great

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  • What an absolutely incredible story! I wonder about that guy! So very generous!

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  • wow what a story.. it is so good to help people , I can not help people with money but I love to give people my time…. to sit with a lonely person and let them just talk and tolet them know that they are not alone gives you a warm feeling

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  • A delightful story of kindness, thanks for sharing.

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  • What an amazing story, I wish I had the money to help others like this x.

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  • Wow, an amazing story. Imagine being able to help people like this! I’m even a smile is something someone needs sometime :)

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  • That is an amazing story, it is true…..money shows what type of person they really are………….he was kind and kinder with his money……..some are selfish and the more money they get the more selfish they become……..God bless Him.

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  • I agree I hope things picked up and the business can pay forward.

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  • Wouldnt it be so wonderful to be able to do things like that with no desire of reward other then knowing that you have done something wonderful.

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  • I hope the businesses “paid it forward”

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