Person anonymously leaves envelopes filled with money in German town

According to ABC News, a mystery person in the tiny German town of Braunschweig has been leaving white envelopes with thousands of euros in cash around the neighborhood for people in need.

One envelope was found behind hymn books at church while another was found underneath a doormat. According to some sources, the mystery man has “left 19 envelopes totaling 190,000 euros ( $250,256) in the village.”

There has been speculation about whether these selfless acts are coming from an elderly person who is nearing the end of his/her life or whether it is a group of people working together to help those less fortunate.


I think it is so nice and relieving to hear about a story of generosity and hope among all the stories of death and destruction. Too often in the news do we hear about the negatives facing the world that we often forget about the hope and selflessness that occurs, too.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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