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Man Sees 89-Year-Old Pushing This Cart Daily, Stunned by Reason Why

For once, we have some good news out of Chicago. A stranger who set up a GoFundMe page to benefit an 89-year-old street vendor who was struggling to push his cart of frozen treats.

Joel Cervantes Macias just happened to be driving through the Little Village area in Chicago a couple of weeks ago when he saw paletero Fidencio Sanchez slowly pushing his cart of paletas (fruit popsicles) up and down the street.

Macias grew up in Chicago but currently lives in Wisconsin, and he noted that he broke down when he saw the hard-working old man pushing the heavy cart.

A few minutes later, he took a picture of Sanchez and posted it to his Facebook page, saying: “I respect this man to the fullest! #workflow #dyingbreed #mexicano #migente.”

Macias decided to buy 20 paletas from Sanchez and gave him $50.

His Facebook post got hundreds of likes within 24 hours, so Macias enlisted a friend to help him launch a GoFundMe page to raise some money for Sanchez and his wife.

Sanchez has been working as a paletero for several years, and pushes his cart around for at least five or six hours every day. According to his supplier Gustavo Gutierrez, Sanchez only takes home $50 to $60 a day.

The good news is, within just a week and change, the two men saw $165,000 flow in from the public, with more than 5,600 people chipping in.

Source: Fox59
Photo: Facebook

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