Homeless Man Rewarded For His Good Deeds

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
Shelby Hudgens.Shelby Hudgens.

Shelby Hudgens lost his home in a fire last November, but that didn’t stop him from generously helping others when he could.

Now, he’s being rewarded for his good deeds.

KOAA filmed Hudgens pushing cars uphill after they got stuck in the snow in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Though he’s homeless, he told reporters his dog and old blue muscle car are enough to get by. "It could be worse," he said. 

Hudgens’ efforts caught the attention of Sarah Webster, who started a crowd funding campaign to help him. "I wish that everyone would notice people in need and be able to help them so freely," she said. "There's a lot of people out there that have more than he has and choose not to help.” So far, the campaign has raised nearly $23,000.

Webster wasn’t the only person who offered to help. One reader put Hudgens up in a hotel for a few nights and several people have offered him a job. 

People magazine reported Hudgens plans to obtain documents that were lost in the fire, including a local ID so he can get a new Social Security card and birth certificate. He hopes to find a new place to live and wants to be a certified medical assistant at an assisted living facility, but he’s taking people up on their job offers. 

Hudgens is grateful for the support he’s received. “It's amazing," Hudgens said in a video. "There are no words that can express the gratitude that I have for all of this." 

Sources: People Magazine, KOAA Image via KOAA