Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, New Jerseyite James Brady fell into a soul-destroying depression. He had been scheduled to attend a meeting at the World Trade Center on the day of the attacks, and knowing that he'd so narrowly avoided a violent death was more than his psyche could bear.
His mental state got progressively worse, until Brady could add jobless and homeless to hopeless on his ever-growing list of -lesses. But fate soon smiled on him: One day, while taking a walk near the homeless shelter that he now called home, Brady discovered an unmarked envelope containing $850 in cash that was almost definitely not lost during a failed drug deal or the unsuccessful placing of a bargain hit.
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"A hit is $10,000. For $850, I'll send the target unsolicited dick pics."
Despite the fact that he was penniless at the time, Brady did the right thing and turned the money in at the local police department. But when nobody came along to collect it (almost definitely not because it was drug or hit money after all), the police awarded it to Brady for his good deed. Score one for karma! It does get it right, sometimes!
By October of that year, Brady was living in government housing and receiving treatment for his depression, staying healthy thanks to his Medicaid support. He was slowly working his way up from the bottom, and by all regards making the best of his second chance in life.