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A homeless man meets a YouTube personality in a heartwarming viral video. Was it all staged? (credit: YouTube/Josh Paler Lin Channel)
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HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com)  — The viral video clip of a homeless man buying food for friends with $100 he had been given warmed the hearts of many of the more than 25 million people who clicked on it.Quý khách hàng đang xem: Josh paler lin là ai

Donations came pouring in for the homeless man named Thomas. More than $130,000 donated from around the globe in about a week.

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Josh Paler Lin, the YouTube personality who uploaded the nearly five-minute đoạn phim, is telling everyone within earshot that the heartwarming viral video is real.

The homeless man’s brother, however, said that his brother is being scammed. Meanwhile, an eyewitness to lớn the filming also believes the entire thing is a hoax.

The eyewitness told CBS2’s Stacey Butler that he saw Thomas in Lin’s car when Lin purported the man didn’t know he was being filmed. During the đoạn phim, Lin can be heard telling his shooter, “Make sure he doesn’t see you.”

The homeless man’s brother also spoke to lớn Butler.

In the video clip, the homeless man is tracked khổng lồ a convenience store that sold liquor. He buys food for other homeless people with the $100 he was given by Lin.

Lin later confronts the man and gives hyên ổn another $100 because he said he assumed he was going to buy alcohol with the money and he couldn’t believe sầu he was so generous with his friends.

In another eight-minute video clip, Lin takes Thomas out for a couple of meals, including shabu-shabu on Christmas Eve sầu, provides hyên ổn with a khách sạn room & a surprise makeover. Lin insists none of the videos were staged or scripted.

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Critics have sầu already pointed out that Thomas would have sầu had to have sầu walked for at least 34 minutes to lớn the Liquor Mart, passing cheaper supermarkets along the way. They also point out that a homeless và begging Thomas had a rather blase reaction for someone who had just received $100 from a stranger.

The eyewitness lớn the filming told Butler he knew Lin from his many prankster videos và said he definitely saw Thomas in Lin’s vehicle during set-ups.

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“I was there,” says Taugan Kadalyên ổn, “they didn’t ‘follow’ hlặng. They drove sầu him there

Kadallặng believes Thomas, 56, is really homeless but that the entire Clip was staged.

“I think the manner in how they portrayed the entire video is deceitful,” Kadalyên ổn says, “And dishonest.”

Thomas’ brother, Kevin Nickel, reached out to lớn CBS2.

“This isn’t right,” he said.

“In a surprising twist,” Butler reported, “he says his brother’s real name is Kenny Nickel. He said his brother is an alcoholic & lived with their parents until both died last summer.”

He said his brother was arrested for public intoxication & put in jail. Butler was unable to confirm his arrest record.

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“He’s sitting on money,” Kevin said, not sure if his brother is even aware of the Indiegogo money being collected on his behalf. “But this is a scam. This money needs to go to lớn people who really need it.”

Kevin fears his brother is being manipulated and that if he does get the money he uses it to lớn get help.

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