Strangers Donate $345,000 To 89-Year-Old Ice Cream Vendor Who Refuses To Stop Working

Everyday for the past 23 years, 89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez has been selling ice cream on the streets of Little Village in Chicago, Illinois. A few weeks ago, Sanchez and his wife suddenly lost their only daughter and found themselves taking care of their two grandsons. Last week, a stranger, Joel Cervantes Macias, noticed Sanchez pushing his cart on the street. Macias pulled over, took a photo, and then bought 20 popsicles from Sanchez. He then uploaded the photo to Facebook with the caption, “I respect this man to the fullest!” In attempt to “help make life a little easier” for Sanchez, Macias created Relief for Fidencio, a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $3,000. Little did Macias know, the campaign would go viral and attract more than $345,000 in donations in less than a week. If you wish to donate to Fidencio Sanchez’s GoFundMe click here.
[ABC7 Chicago / Joel Macias] [H/T:dnainfo]


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