James Moss‘ life changed with a random encounter when the worldwide movement #GoBeKind stopped in Denver.

Moss and his son, Zhi, had recently become homeless and had to move to Denver after he had been forced to leave New York when a job opportunity and place to stay fell through.

“It seemed like everything I was trying to do was falling apart,” Moss said during an interview with Leon Logothetis, a writer, motivational speaker and philanthropist.

When Logothetis asked about kindness, Moss shared the story of his homelessness and said, “I never expected it to be like this, but it’s like this. I’ve had nothing but good help along the way.”

“Most people don’t want to share their pain. I want to say ‘thank you,’” Logothetis said to Moss. “And the way I’m going to say ‘thank you’ is by giving you $1,000.”

The interview went viral, and the acts of kindness that would shape Moss’ life began to snowball.

A woman set up a GoFundMe.com page for Moss that amassed $30,000 in just four days. The kindness of another stranger allowed him to move out of a m, and the kindness of his boss has allowed him to bring his son to work until he can find and afford day care.

“It’s definitely a blessing, man. I’m so thankful,” Moss said.