Homeless man empties pockets to help student get home, she’s working to repay the favor

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PRESTON, England (BBC) – After a homeless man tried to help a college student get home safe, the student is returning the favor and trying to help find the man a home.

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, a student at the University of Central Lancashire, lost her bank card and had no money for a cab ride home.

After realizing she didn’t have the money, Harrison-Bentzen says she was approached by a homeless man.

The man, whose name is Robbie, tried to give Dominique his last three pounds.

“He insisted I took (sic) it to pay for a taxi to make sure I got home safe,” she posted on Facebook.

Harrison-Bentzen says she didn’t take the money but was touched by Robbie’s kind gesture.

She began looking for Robbie in an attempt to repay him.

She says she learned that he is known for returning wallets untouched and offering his scarf to others to keep warm.

“He has been homeless for 7 months through no fault of his own and needs to get back on his feet but cannot get work due to having no address,” she wrote.

Harrison-Bentzen spent a night on the street in an attempt to raise money to pay for a down payment on an apartment for Robbie.

Her campaign has raised nearly $43,600 for a home for Robbie.

Since that is more than enough for an apartment, Robbie says he wants the extra funds to be donated to help the homeless.

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