Curiosity Inc. is an antique shop that can be found in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and it is known for its extensive selection of unique and fascinating artifacts and relics. Alexander Archbold, the company’s creator, is rather proud of the rich background tales that his collection contains.
Visitors to Alexander’s business have provided him with a number of his priceless possessions.
Adam, a homeless guy, goes to his business on a regular basis in order to determine whether or not he is able to sell the items he discovers while trash diving in the streets.
Alexander discovered a tremendous treasure that Adam had brought along with him on one of his journeys, and the story behind it is both captivating and motivational. On that particular day, Adam was seen walking about with a tattered plastic bag in which he carried the treasures and knickknacks that he had unearthed.
A photograph of Bambi that was displayed in what seemed to be a dusty and damaged frame was one of the items that sort of stuck out.
Alexander shelled out twenty bucks for a picture in a shabby frame because he was under the impression that it was a cheap copy of the real thing delivered by Adam. After repairing the picture’s shattered frame, Alexander expressed his belief that he would be able to get $100 for the photograph.
The antique trader was completely unaware of the significant value that the renowned photograph of Bambi had, which was far more than he had anticipated. “I pulled it out of the old frame, and when I turned it over, it had a pretty ancient certificate of authenticity, I t was dated 1937 and has a copyright stamp on it.”
Alexander placed the painting up for sale on eBay because he was curious as to whether or not he could sell the renowned portrait for a higher price. It was sold not long after that for $3,700 CAD, which is equivalent to $2,780 USD.
Alexander, a man of honorable standards and principles, made a solemn oath to himself that he would give Adam one-half of the profit they made. After successfully auctioning off the work of art on eBay, Alexander used all of his resources in an attempt to locate Adam.
Alexander said, “It was tough to get the money to him since he does not have a residence or a phone number. I decided it was my responsibility to look for him, so I spent the next two weeks driving around the city every single morning before going to work,” he said.
He was able to locate Adam by making contact with a few of Adam’s other pals. In addition to that, he expressed his worries for the homeless man’s well-being and safety.
Alexander provided an explanation by saying, “The back alleys and streets can be a harsh area, and I want to make sure that if I give him a lot of money I’m not going to put him in any kind of danger or in any kind of damage.”
Adam ran into Alexander, who invited him to join him for a substantial meal, but Adam was unaware of the reason why they were meeting.
During their get-together, Alexander learned that Adam has been homeless for around three years and that the only reason he stays in town is because of his three children who are in the care of foster parents.
Adam went on to explain that he earns a career by digging through trash to find valuable items, so, It is via the sale of his salvaged objects, such as watch pieces, the discovery of ancient coins, and the recovery of piles of cash that he gets his living.
However, no of how much money he brings in, it will never be sufficient for him to be able to reunite with his kids and provide a stable living environment for his family. Alexander eventually explained the purpose of their encounter after he was aware of this information.
He gave up Adam’s portion, which came to more over $1,700 in total. Alexander was dumbfounded and unable to comprehend the truth that was playing out in front of his own eyes.
Alexander created a GoFundMe account for Adam, a homeless guy, with the hopes of assisting him in getting back on his feet and giving him a new chance in life. The website has already collected more than $17,000 in little under a month’s time thanks to the contributions of more than 500 individuals.
Adam expressed his thanks by saying, “I’m still sort of pinching myself,” as a way to show his appreciation for the extraordinary kindness he has received. “I can’t believe it’s happening to me, it’s wonderful to know that there are individuals in the world who are thoughtful and kind.”
The once homeless guy has been reunited with his family and no longer lives on the streets.