Homeless Man Lives In Cardboard Box For Years When Cop Finds His Name On Forgotten Bank Account

John Helinski has had a rather rough go of things and he has lived a life that few would envy. All of his personal ID was stolen and he has spent the last three years of his existence living on the streets. The Tampa streets had become his residence and all he had to show for himself was a cardboard box. John was essentially forgotten by the world around him.

He felt totally alone and completely invisible. He often found himself sleeping underneath a bench so that the rest of the world could not see him and pass any form of judgement. Some readers may be wondering why John did not fix his identification related issues. John’s situation was made all the more complicated by the fact that he was not born in the United States.

Since he was born in the country of Poland, he had no ability to prove his identity and was fighting an uphill battle as far as procuring his old identification was concerned. When he attempted to apply for some temporary housing at a homeless shelter, he has no idea what was about to happen next. The caseworker who handled John’s application made an amazing discovery.

He would soon visit a local bank and find out that he actually had a forgotten account in his name. Can you imagine what it would be like to be homeless even when you have the money to pay for a place to live? This is the nightmare that John was forced to live out each day. The account was completely untouched and John did not know that it had continued to accumulate funds.

The caseworker and John found out about the account together and from there, his problems finally seemed to be over. In order to learn more about the mysterious account and the story of John, please be sure to check out the video below. This is one of the most incredible rags to riches tales that we have ever seen. Your friends and loved ones are sure to appreciate this one.

Let this be a lesson to those of us who judge homeless people without knowing their story. You simply never know when you could be in the presence of someone who is secretly rich. That’s why we should always take the time to be kind to everyone that we come across in life. You just don’t know what type of battle they are currently struggling with.

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