Have you given money to a homeless person? If not, did you assume they would go and buy booze or drugs with your money? Certainly the homeless have a bad reputation among most people, for being lazy, or dirty, or addicts, or in some cases as shysters trying to play on our sympathies for money they don’t really need.
Student Josh Paler Lin held some of these views, but wanted to see for himself what would happen if he gave a homeless man a substantial sum of money.
So Lin gave the man $100, and then decided to follow him out of sight, to see what he bought.
When the very first stop was a when the first stop he made was a “Liquor Mart”, Lin wasn’t at all surprised.