Homeless Hero Inspires Good Deeds, Donations

An online donation site has collected $56,000 for the man who returned a backpack full of money.
1:44 | 09/18/13

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Proof that good deeds do not go unrewarded. The story we told you about glen james, the homeless man who found a backpack filled with money and returned every bit of it. You will not believe the outpouring of support he is receiving. He is a man of very few words. Good. Very, very good. But this morning, glen james, the homeless hero that turned in a backpack of cash and travelers checks, is inspiring a nation of response. It's shows that humanity. It gives you home. Reporter:27-year-old ethan whittington was so inspired by james' good deed, he set up an online fund-raising site, that's racked up $56,000 in the first day alone for james. That's about 15 grand more than he found in the backpack at a boston shopping center. I want to put the message out there that the sky's the limit as far as, you know, people helping other people. Reporter: Whittington said he spoke to james on the phone. And he's grateful for the donations. James, who was honored by the boston p.D. Monday, said he did what he did not for the promise of a reward, but out of the goodness of his heart. In a statement, he wrote, even if I were desperate for money, i would not have kept even a penny of the money I found. His message inspiring a generation of young do-gooders, as well. These siblings say they're giving $183 of their money to james, instead. I wanted to give him a house. But that was too much. So, I decided to give him money, instead. How wonderful. And I'm happy to say, the money continues to come in. Nice man. You do good, it's returned to you, 100-fold. Over and over again. You need to see that. With all of the stories that

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