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Homeless man who just 'wanted to do the right thing’ returns missing $10,000 check

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP/Meredith) — A homeless man in Connecticut says he wanted to "do the right thing" when he found and returned a $10,000 check.

The New Haven Register reports that real estate agent Roberta Hoskie lost the check Wednesday morning in New Haven. She says she got a call that Elmer Alvarez found the check before she realized it was lost.

"Thank God for this guy, who found my check I dropped for 10k and called me!" Hoskie wrote on Facebook

Hoskie went to meet Alvarez, and she found out during the meeting that he was homeless. She understood the situation well, as she had once been homeless herself.

Hoskie gave Alvarez another check for an undisclosed amount.

Alvarez says he's working on getting a job and putting his life back together. Hoskie says she plans to help the man by giving him free classes at her real estate school.

She posted a video of their encounter on Facebook, which has been viewed more than 26,000 times. Click here to watch

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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