(CBS) — Sophia Andrade won $200 on a scratch ticket, and instead of treating herself, she decided to use the money to buy a homeless man a hotel room for three nights.
Andrade had spotted Glenn Williams panhandling on the side of the road in Wareham, Mass., when she pulled up to a stop sign. With temperatures dipping below zero across the state over the weekend, she didn’t want him to be left out in the cold.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings In Effect; One More Day In The 90s
“I knew that God had put him in my path for a reason,” she said. “I knew instantly that the money wasn’t mine, it was given to me to help someone else.”READ MORE: Police Investigating 2 Armed Robberies Reported On The Near North Side 15 Minutes Apart
She’s hoping her act of generosity will inspire others.MORE NEWS: Chicago School Board To Discuss 2022 Budget Proposal Wednesday; Teachers To Picket
“I want my children to know about compassion. Whether someone has a million dollars or one dollar, you should treat everybody the same,” she said. “Everybody deserves respect.”