Homeless Man Returns $10,000 Cheque, Gets Rewarded With New Life

This is a story of doing a good thing, and then having good things happening in return.

"Help people, that's where my focus is at now," said New Haven resident Elmer Alvarez. "Try to help others."

Alvarez helped someone last November by finding a $10,000 check on a New Haven street and tracking down the owner, Roberta Hoskie. At the time, Elmer needed help, too. He was homeless.

It turns out Hoskie could relate. She told News 8 that she had been on welfare, and at one point was homeless. Now, however, she runs a real estate school.

A couple weeks after the check incident, Hoskie formally thanked Alvarez, and also found a him a place to live, paid six months of rent, and got him free classes at her school.