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Homeless man given a house

WATCH: Homeless Man Surprised With A House To Call His Own

Get ready to wipe away the tears. A homeless man named Eric got the surprise of his life: a home to call his very own.

'I gotta be honest with you, this isn't really my house. This is your house.' 'You've got to be kidding me.' 'Thank you, my man.'

As you can imagine, YouTube users loved this almost as much as Eric did.

One commented, 'This video in one word is 'beautiful'. I am trying to stop myself from crying. There is good is this world.'

Another agreed, writing, 'Outstanding! Truly amazing and paying it forward!!!'

HLN anchors say if you think you've seen Eric before, you're probably right. It's not his first YouTube appearance.

'The homeless man thought that he'd won the lottery and immediately wanted to share the money. Turns out, the ticket was fake, but the prankster who made the ticket, gave the guy $1,000.'

The Blaze says after the lottery ticket video, Rahat, the man behind the prank, started a fundraiser for Eric that eventually raised $40,000. The money will go toward things such as rent for a year, clothes, food, and utilities. Rahat stressed that not a cent of this money goes into his own pocket.

Eric now has a job and even a joint bank account with his angel prankster.

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Jack May 09 2014 at 12:52 AM

Lovely! Another crack den/***** house in the hood.

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Steve Jack May 09 2014 at 5:12 AM

Come back and post after you grow up.

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larry May 08 2014 at 8:32 PM

I have to ask------How can a homeless man afford the property taxes, insurance, utilities, Home Association Dues, and maintenance for this house without a job,or income ??? I'll give this house a year and it, and the neighborhood will look ghetto.

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c2t2beau May 08 2014 at 8:25 PM

Now needs:
- Job
- Obamacare
- Caddie
- and a call from Ms Obama.
- oooppss, needs a cell

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Nanarina May 08 2014 at 8:17 PM

I wish him the best. Enjoy your new home.

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omacees12 May 08 2014 at 8:09 PM

that was good i cry for him bless the giver

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coopdabomb May 09 2014 at 5:53 AM

Maybe he can get obama over to bless it.

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Owen Eff coopdabomb May 09 2014 at 9:30 AM

Hey - show your face. Show the world how moronic you are - be proud of your shamelessness.

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philsun73 May 08 2014 at 7:57 PM

What about the other homeless people? Especially those with children.

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HI FRENCHY May 09 2014 at 7:39 AM


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Blanche HI FRENCHY May 09 2014 at 7:53 AM

You should read the article. It said there is enough money to pay for these things for at least a year. He also has a job and a bank account. Do not be so envious.

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Owen Blanche May 09 2014 at 8:41 AM

yes, then after a year, he will be homeless again......and looking for another handout!!

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Owen Eff HI FRENCHY May 09 2014 at 9:29 AM

He has a job now - why are you so eager to show how ignorant and hateful you are? You didnt even read the article. TYPICAL

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thbearldy Owen Eff May 09 2014 at 10:20 PM

I for one will pray for him and that he is successful.

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suep639 May 08 2014 at 7:23 PM

Oh good god, enough with the boo hoo stuff. Im about to pull the plug on the internet it has become quite useless..

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alspoolhall May 08 2014 at 7:05 PM

Eric has a joint bank account with Rahat?! NOT a good thing Eric. You need your own bank account. Hope the job is good and you will keep it and be able to pay the rent and whatever else you need as you go forward. But no joint bank accounts under these conditions. Danger! Danger Will Robertson!

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kiranhaydar alspoolhall May 08 2014 at 7:46 PM

You're so miserable and you're so negative. You always a prick?

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