Good Samaritan Hits Jesus House

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:45 pm
By: News 9

Dana Hertneky, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- In the shadow of downtown sits the Jesus House. It's a refuge from the cold and a place to heal.

Most of the people here don't have a dollar to their name. Or at least they didn't.

John Gomez was sitting at the front desk yesterday afternoon.

"It was about 1 o'clock, actually 1:30," he recalls. "This man called and wondered if he could come by and pass out money."

The next thing he knew, a tall stranger wearing cowboy boots and a cowboy hat walked in the door.

"He started at this end of the hall and started handing out two dollars, three dollars," said Theresa Davis.

"We were sitting around eating and when we got done eating I was walking out he was walking in, he said ‘Here you go ma'am'," added Kimberly Burns. "He was giving every resident money,"

"He had between a $1,000 and $1,500 dollars in his hand," said Davis.

"Some people got twenties, some people got ones," said Burns.

"It was like passing out candy, you know," said Gomez. "It was awesome,"

"Two dollars helped me out," chuckled Davis.

"He gave me a dollar, but you know what? I was blessed," said Gomez.

But when they tried to thank the man, he said he was the one giving thanks.

"He was here 19 years ago and just wanted to pay back the Jesus House for what they done for him," said Gomez.

"It's usually like I'll take and receive, but you don't see many people giving back," said Burns, "So it was amazing,"

"This man really has to have kindness in his heart to just come in with that kind of money in his hand and just start handing it out to all of us," said Davis.

"I've never seen anything like that," added Burns.

The man did leave a business card at the Jesus House but by today no one could find it. So we can't give you the name of this good Samaritan.