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Homeless man returns backpack holding $42K Published: September 16, 2013

A homeless good Samaritan who turned in a lost backpack stuffed with nearly $42,000 yesterday was hailed by his fellow down-and-outers as a guy with a "great heart," according to The Boston Herald.

"People will probably tell him he's nuts, but homeless people are the first to help you out," said Bob Boisselle, who, like the nameless humanitarian, stays at the city's Long Island Shelter on Boston Harbor. "They don't have anything, but they'll give you what they do have."

On Saturday night, police said the man turned in a lost backpack he found. The bag contained $2,400 cash and $39,500 in American Express Travelers Cheques, according to The Boston Herald.

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