What would you think if you were told you could help yourself to some free money?
The folks from Ark Project Now decided to run a little experiment where they stuck a bunch of dollar bills on a board with the words “Take what you need, give what you can.” The footage of how the community responded is awesome.
The board was on Mission Beach in San Diego, California. It was in a busy spot. Some stopped to take photos and some even put some cash on the board. The experiment began with $20 and within 45 minutes, they had $40.
“It makes your brain scramble seeing all that money floating around,” noted one man who admitted to being needy. “It makes you think how many people are out here doing the right thing.”
“If I were rich, I’d be putting $100 up there,” he added. “There’s so many hundreds of other people in more need than I am. As long as I got my mental health and meal for tomorrow I’m not greedy. Greed destroys love. marriages, relationships, it destroys everything. Trust and friendship are worth more than gold.”