Viral Video Raises $400,000 for Homeless Man, But Then His True Identity Is Revealed: ‘I’m Speechless’
It was a feel-good story that was good while it lasted. Then the truth stepped in.
In early February, Sanai Graden, a fashion intern and student at UC Berkeley, had an encounter with a homeless man in Washington, D.C. Over the next five hours, she bought him tea, medicine and a hotel room as she recorded it all on video, according to the Daily Mail.
The video went viral on TikTok, with more than 30 million views. A GoFundMe topped $400,000.
Then came some news that made the folks at GoFundMe hold onto the cash until they decide what’s right.
It turns out the homeless man in the vid …