What would you do if you found a check for $10,000 on the street? Even though the first thought that most people might have would be to cash that check, this is not what a homeless man by the name of Elmer Alvarez did. Despite being homeless and struggling to find food, Elmer Alvarez never forgot that he is a good person at heart. This is why he decided to return the $10,000 check to its owner and what Elmer Alvarez received in return as a reward changed his life forever!

20. Meet Roberta

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Dr Roberta Hoskie is a successful woman who runs a real estate business. While she might be living a great life right now, this wasn’t always the case because just like Elmer Alvarez, she spent a couple of years on the streets as well.

19. Her Past

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Dr Roberta Hoskie is now running a successful real estate business, but she is never going to forget her dark past. The days she had to spend as a homeless woman before she could change her life for the better made her a stronger woman.

18. Helping Others

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The woman feels blessed that she managed to turn her life around and she promised God that she will pay it all forward. This is why she is doing everything in her power to help people in need.

17. Losing $10,000

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Our story begins when a $10,000 check dropped out of Dr Roberta Hoskie’s purse. She didn’t even notice she lost the money, but what happened next was so incredible that it made headlines all throughout the US.

16. Lost Money

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It didn’t take long for the woman to realize that the huge $10,000 check was no longer in her purse so she started backtracking all her moves. She needed to find the check at all costs!

15. Big Surprise

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To Dr Roberta Hoskie’s surprise, a man by the name of Elmer Alvarez stopped her on the street and handed her the $10,000 check. The woman couldn’t believe what was happening.

14. He Is Homeless

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Dr Roberta Hoskie was sure that anyone who finds the check is going to keep it, but this is not what happened. To make things even more interesting, the woman found that Elmer Alvarez is homeless.

13. Living On The Streets

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The thing that shocked the woman the most is the fact that even though Elmer Alvarez is living on the streets and struggling to find food, he still decided to be a good samaritan and return the lost $10,000.

12. Helping Out

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Dr Roberta Hoskie gave the homeless man a small reward in cash, but this is not where things end. She remembered her days in the streets and decided to do something entirely amazing for Elmer Alvarez.

11. Big Surprise

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She remembered her promise to God of paying it forward and she started pulling some strings for Elmer Alvarez. She found a place for him to sleep in and to top it all off, she also wanted to teach him how to work in the real estate business.

10. The Meeting

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Dr Roberta Hoskie called the homeless man to her office for a meeting. Even though Elmer Alvarez had a big smile on his face, he was not ready for what was about to happen next.

9. A Second Chance

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Dr Roberta Hoskie thanked him once again for returning the money and then told him that she is going to give him a second chance at life. Elmer Alvarez didn’t really understand what was going on.

8. Moved to Tears

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The woman looked Elmer Alvarez right into the eyes and told him that he doesn’t have to worry about finding a place to sleep in anymore. The homeless man couldn’t keep a hold of his emotions and he started crying.

7. She Understands Him

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Dr Roberta Hoskie told the homeless man that she understands his struggle. She also had to live on the streets before she could turn her life around and this is why she wants to thank God for her success and to pay it forward.

6. Great Woman

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If there is something that we can be sure about, then it has to be the fact that Dr Roberta Hoskie is a great woman. How many other people would put it all on the line for a homeless man?

5. The Second Surprise

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Dr Roberta Hoskie had a second surprise for Elmer Alvarez and this made him cry once again. She promised him that she was going to teach him how to sell real estate and even provide him with a job.

4. Powerful Moment

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As we can clearly see in this picture, Elmer Alvarez was in shock. He couldn’t believe how many good things are happening to him.

3. Good Deeds

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Elmer Alvarez decided to return the lost $10,000 check instead of cashing the check. This good deed has changed his life around and he has Dr Roberta Hoskie to thank for that.

2. A Great Life Ahead

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Elmer Alvarez has a great life ahead and there is no doubt about that. All that he needs to do is to pay close attention to all that Dr Roberta Hoskie has to teach him.

1. Looking Better

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This is how Elmer Alvarez looked only a couple of months after Dr Roberta Hoskie took him under her tutorship. Let’s hope that Elmer Alvarez has a successful life and decides to pay it forward as well.