Friday, May 30, 2014

Hero of the Week: @HiddenCash

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM


The news is usually focused on hate, corruption, and crime, but not all is lost. While your favorite athlete was being indicted for two more murders, an everyday hero was at work.

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Our story begins in San Francisco, California. An anonymous man reportedly closed a lucrative real estate deal and decided not to pocket all of the money. He thought long and hard about what to do with the money and decided he wanted to do something fun. Just to clarify, in his parallel universe "fun" means not spending it on one's self.

After deciding that he wanted to do something fun with his money. His next step was to decide what exactly to do. He bounced a handful of ideas around:

“I played around with different ideas, and frankly, they were too complicated,” he explained. “I was thinking of a ‘Survivor’-type game…or something like it at some point.”

HiddenCash then had an epiphany: He would leave the money around San Francisco in envelopes, tweet clues to the locations, and create a city wide scavenger hunt. While the amount of money he has left around town is unknown, he has been posting regular hints and updates of the caches he has left around San Fransisco and Los Angeles. In an economy so harsh that even the great Norm Macdonald can't hold a job (for unknown, NSFW reasons), it's good to see that good people are still making it out there.

In summary, HiddenCash is a hero. He decided that he would share the money he earned with others and create something fun for the community instead of the traditional real estate celebration of cocaine and prostitutes after closing large deals. While select individuals have been the recipients of free money, the whole city of San Francisco is the winner as all San Franciscans have been gifted with a quirkier culture and an act to inspire them all or something.

You can read the original story here.

Until next week, may all your dreams come true.

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