12/16/2010 03:15 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brian Christopher, Homeless Vet, Spurs Community To Donate After Returning Lost Wallet

When homeless veteran Brian Christopher stumbled upon a lost wallet full of cash, he took it to the police station so the money could be returned to its rightful owner.

Christopher realized he could have used the $172 to buy Christmas presents for his three children, but decided to do the right thing instead.

After his story ran on local news station FOX 25 and in The Boston Globe, dozens of community members came forward to help Christopher and the organization that's housing him.

The New England Center for Homeless Veterans -- and Boston Globe staffers -- have been flooded with calls and e-mails pledging donations to Christopher and the shelter itself.

The Globe reports,

Christopher said he was overwhelmed by the reaction to what he thought was a simple good deed not worthy of attention.


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