If you’re in or around San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York City, make sure you are following your new Twitter best friend: @hiddencash. The account, purportedly linked to a millionaire hiding up to $100 around San Fran, Oakland and San Jose, plans to take his or her show to additional metropolitans soon. And surprise — the person is doing this as a simple gesture of giving to those who might need a little extra cash in this seesaw economy.
The first money drops began last week, and the person behind the Twitter account has given clues to entice locals to search for the moolah. The mystery person, who places each bundle or singlet of money in a handwritten envelope, asks the lucky treasure hunters to tweet about their discoveries so that others are encouraged to join in on the @hiddencash bonanza.
Crazy coincidence/fate, but right after I put up the envelope, I found $5 bill on the ground! Added to the loot. pic.twitter.com/5bn79czAqr
— Hidden Cash (@HiddenCash) May 25, 2014
“I’ve made millions of dollars the last few years, more than I ever imagined, and yet many friends of mine, and people who work for me, cannot afford to buy a modest home in the Bay Area. This has caused me quite a bit of reflection. I am determined to give away some of the money I make, and in addition to charity, to do it in fun, creative ways like this.”
Since San Francisco is well familiar with the growing issues of wealth inequality in the United States, it is not surprising that such a social experiment for good would kick off in the City by the Bay.
— Forrest Hanson (@gumplr) May 26, 2014
Maybe today will be your lucky day, but if not, we can all take pleasure in knowing that everyone benefits when good is done for another!