Kenny Thomas Nickel was your typical homeless man- suffering from his own demons and alcoholism- who gained notoriety for a completely different reason. Nickel was featured in a YouTube video by JoshPalerLin that surprised everybody, after being given a $100 he was followed around by hidden camera. Instead of spending the money on himself for what most people believe would be his obvious choices, he instead used the money to help out other people in his situation.
Unfortunately, his alcohol abuse has finally taken its toll on him and he has since passed away. It goes without saying that generosity and kindness follows no social standing.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBTAdI7zuY