TMSG: Good Samaritan Raises $84K To Help 94-Year-Old Street Vendor
94-year-old Jose Villa Ochoa, who goes by the nickname "Don Joel," was brought to tears thanks to the generosity of a total stranger.
Don Joel told 28-year-old Kenia Barragan that because of his age, no one would hire him. As a result, he had to start selling tamales for a woman who gives him money at the end of each day. Don Joel's story inspired Barragan to share his story online in hopes of getting him a little help.
Barragan shared the long story on her Instagram page and was able to raise more than $80,000 for Don Joel so he could live more comfortably. Not only that, Barragan purchased a new wheelchair and a new pair of shiny black shoes for him.