Former homeless man helps the homeless

A former homeless man spent his own money helping a currently homeless man.

Eric, who became an internet sensation after he was surprised with a winning lottery ticket, was once homeless but now lives in his own home.

He used $1,000 to help an unnamed homeless man he met outside of a store get shelter from the heat.

The money was enough to secure four weeks in a hotel.

Watch the touching video above.

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