Man committing random acts of kindness by giving out cash, detained in mental hospital

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Yahoo: Richard Wright was brightening the days of dozens of strangers in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in Canada, by handing out C$50 and C$100 bills. As reported by Metro News , last week Wright was giving cash to different people he encountered in HRM and asking that the recipients, “thank God” for the gift and if they didn’t need the money, to pass it on to someone else. The Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called to conduct a wellness check on Wright. So, when he was seen driving, officers stopped the generous man. After speaking with him, they felt that Mr. Wright needed “further assessment by a medical health person.”

Mr. Wright’s daughter, Chelsea, called attention to her father’s circumstances when she recently posted a photo of him and said that he had received “unfair” treatment by the hospital and the police. Her father has not been allowed to leave the hospital despite insistence that he is had no mental-health issues. Chelsea explained that her father worked hard to save money and when the family was on vacation in Halifax, he simply decided to share “some extra money” with those in need.

Health P.E.I. would not comment on Wright’s specific case, but released a statement saying, “A patient is always admitted at the clinical recommendation of a physician who has met with and assessed the patient.”

In an earlier report, Metro News noted that some who met Wright said that he told people he lived in the woods and spoke about, “…a movement coming to take the wealth from the ‘one percent’ and distribute it to the people.” Questions were then raised about the mental-health of the man and if it was right to accept his money. But Bev Cadham of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s local branch, said that that Wright had spoken to two people affiliated with the program. Cadham doesn’t believe he’s mentally ill, instead she said, “He’s a generous individual and is wrapped up in the acts of kindness, and is wanting to help people.”

Mr. Wright has many supporters who have started the Facebook group, #OpFreeRichardWright, calling for his release. In the group’s description, Wright’s advocates say that the giving man handed out the money anonymously because he did not want attention for his random acts of kindness.

Heaven forbid this man hand out cash, oh the horror! Progressive big government can’t have any of that. After all, the masses need dependency upon the government, not the kindness of strangers.

h/t Anon


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0 responses to “Man committing random acts of kindness by giving out cash, detained in mental hospital

  1. Oh the absurdity of it all.

  2. I understand this fellow’s impulse, but he’s paying the price of ‘good intentions’ as rewarded in our greedy, grasping, suspicious societies.

    In the past four years I’ve had at least C$ 42,000 either stolen or taken by fraud from me, nearly always because I trusted someone I meant to help in some way. I’ve learned that there are many predators Out There who are skilled at living off the proceeds of others. After the most recent, I changed my computer’s password, using the refrain from Poe’s ‘The Raven’: “Nevermore”!

  3. God bless you Richard Wright!

  4. No good deed goes unpunished.
    What a sad commentary on society today.

  5. Seeing what has happened to Richard Wright has me recalling these passages:
    Matt 5:11-13 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

    Mark 3:20,21 “And He [Jesus] came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal. When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, ‘He has lost His senses.’…”

    It seems he is following well, and being persecuted for it.

  6. Of course, if Mr. Wright were a Canadian politician that was stealing money earned by others and giving it away, they would have no problem with it.


  7. Progressive liberal gov’t at work…


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