Dear readers, for those of you who wrote in after reading my Feel Good News story about Thomas, the homeless man, from Sunday’s piece, I thank you.
Folks, it looks like this story about Thomas may not be transparent. This doesn’t mean he isn’t homeless and in need of help. What it does mean is the person creating the video has been known to pull internet pranks before.
I will be taking down the link to the Indiegogo crowd funding campaign, within the piece, as I cannot guarantee its 100% authenticity.
If you want to see a local news channel piece on the story, please visit Channel 2 on YouTube-Thomas hoax.
More proof that I must be extra discerning in selection of the news, and especially the feel good stories. While there is some truth to the story, it seems that part of it may have been staged, and in this new paradigm of transparency, these types of stories will not be able to tug at our heart strings. I also really appreciate that you all have my back.
All the best for a blessed day. Alex