Many sports fans were disappointed (though, surely not surprised) by the riotous celebrations following the Giants' World Series win on Sunday night, which left cars overturned, buses vandalized and a fire burning in the Mission.

But perhaps none were so disappointed as Larry Moore, a homeless shoe shiner and ex-addict whose shoeshine stand on Market Street--his only source of income and hope for a better life--was burnt to a crisp in the riot.

The San Francisco Chronicle's C.W. Nevius reported on the incident, detailing photos of Moore's well-kept chairs burned black.

"I'm as happy as anyone to see the Giants win," said a friend of Moore's to Nevius. "But I don't understand why they need to destroy property."

Unfortunately, Moore wasn't the only innocent bystander caught in the crosshairs. According to SF Appeal, the GLBT History Museum's plate-glass windows were also shattered Sunday night.

Can Giants fans possibly redeem themselves?

Fortunately, it seems the answer might be yes: the day Moore's story appeared on the Chronicle, an online fundraising campaign launched, raising nearly $2000 of a $5000 in a single day.

Perhaps there is some hope after all.

Check out photos of the Sunday night riots in our slideshow. Then, check out Larry Moore's thank you to the city of San Francisco for its support over the years:

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  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate with a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • A San Francisco Giants fan jumps over a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • A police officer clears revelers from San Francisco's Mission district early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans climb on a bus while celebrating outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fan David Zweig celebrates outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate with a bonfire in San Francisco's Mission district Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fan Augie Romero celebrates outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • San Francisco Giants fans celebrate outside PacBell Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in San Francisco after the Giants swept baseball's World Series against the Detroit Tigers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • A San Francisco Giants fan gets help from police officers and friends after sustaining injuries during celebrations early Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in San Francisco's Mission district after the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win baseball's World Series on Sunday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)