You may remember the story last week about the homeless man who found a check on the ground in downtown New Haven and returned it to the owner.

Now, it seems as though the owner of the check is so grateful, she can't do enough for the homeless man and is living up to the promises that she made to him.

Roberta Hoskie knows first hand what it's like to live on the streets. She was homeless herself at one point in her life. When Elmer Alvarez returned the check, she was so grateful, she not only gave him a monetary token of her appreciation, she also offered him and his girlfriend, who he met at a shelter, a full scholarship to the school where she is President and CEO, the Outreach School of Real Estate.

But her tokens of gratitude didn't stop there.

WTNH.com reports that Hoskie presented Alvarez with a certificate of appreciation for his honesty, career counseling, English classes, a job from one of her partners, and one more thing — she promised him that this winter, he will not be out in the cold.

Alvarez will not only have a roof over his head, but for the next six months he won't have to worry about paying rent.

There is a catch, though. Hoskie has asked her new friend to pay it forward when he can. Sounds like a great plan to me!

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