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Web Pranksters Grant Christmases Wishes for the Homeless

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It doesn’t get much more random than this: a Los Angeles man uses Google Glass to film himself granting Christmas wishes to the homeless.

The person, who has not revealed his identity, simply goes by the username “The Random Altruist.” His video “Christmas Gifts For The Homeless” is his only YouTube video at the moment, and it has over 120,000 views.

In the video’s description, the person writes, “Instead of shopping for people who already have a lot... I decided to spend my money shopping for people who don't have much at all.”

With that, the man begins asking homeless people throughout Los Angeles what they would like for Christmas. The responses range from hamburgers, Frosted Flakes, and Starbucks gift cards to phone chargers, clothes, and Army blankets.

You then see the man enter various stores to buy the items. In the last two and a half minutes of the five-minute piece, the person hands out the gifts. The reactions will have you misty-eyed at least. The woman who simply requested a burger is left speechless. The gentleman who wanted a box of Frosted Flakes screams, “Ah! This is good!” Many others simply say thank you and wish the good-doer a Merry Christmas.

“I had a good feeling about you when you walked up on us and you said, ‘What ya’ll want?’” one man admits at the end of the video. “I appreciate this from my heart man.”

The person behind the film seems intent on keeping his identity private, and continuing his random acts of unselfishness.

“Thank for all your support,” the uploader commented on the video. “I'm going to be putting out a ton more videos like this.”

We can’t wait to see what he does next.

 

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