Families in New York, got some relief this week after a man arrived, giving away free cash to strangers, according to press reports.
A wealthy Missouri man stunned New Yorkers, giving $100 bills for many on Staten Island.
The businessman from Kansas City, gave away $100,000 so far, and spent the day in New Jersey and New York giving away thousands. He said money is not the problem.
"Money is not the problem at all," the anonymous benefactor said on Thursday, as he walked up to surprised Staten Islanders and thrust into their hands $100. "With these acts of random kindness, I'm
just giving an example, and imagine if 10 percent of people who see me emulate what I'm doing!"
The man will not reveal his name. He did not let his face be photographed. He said that he has been in cities all across the United States, from San Diego to Chicago to Charlotte, North Carolina.
One man said that he asked if he could be a kind of Warren Buffett of Kansas City. He smiled mysteriously and said only that he admires Buffett for his philanthropy. "And I hope that I give away all my money before I die," he said.