An 89-year-old popsicle vendor seen pushing his heavy cart with the struggle made waves on the Internet. It was Joel Cervantes Macias who spotted Fidencio Sanchez struggling to push the popsicle cart in an effort to pay bills, when they recently lost their only daughter. With his wife ill, the 89-year-old popsicle vendor had to push the cart all alone.
“It broke my heart seeing this man that should be enjoying retirement still working at this age,” wrote Macias.
To help the man, MaciasSo bought 20 popsicles for $50. From there, Macias and his friend Joe Loera started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3,000 for Fidencio and his wife. It didn’t take long for the Internet to respond. They reached their goal and topped it by another $247,000 or so, in only five days. Obviously, the American people and those around the world continue to be very giving and caring.