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From Anchor Marla Tellez

Show Me The Money

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What do you think of this air of generosity that’s wafting through our Golden State right now? The givers: both millionaires, but one who won’t show his face, the other who’s all about his face…book.

Although the mystery donor is receiving far more press, despite giving away thousands versus Mark Zuckerberg’s multi-million dollar donation, both should be commended.

It’s not often someone pays it forward in such an exciting way. Mr. Anonymous, who earned his riches through real-estate development, has taken to twitter to help spread his wealth, first in the San Francisco Bay Area and now in Los Angeles. In just a matter of days, his twitter handle @Hiddencash has garnered more than 330,000 followers. I think it’s fair to assume most of these people are hopeful they’ll be the ones seeing green when @Hiddencash rolls into their neighborhood.

@Hiddencash released a statement saying, “There really is no agenda here- not political, not business, not religious- other than bringing people together in a positive way and bringing a smile to people’s faces.” While some are skeptical, even cynical, I can’t help but say thanks to the man behind the money for bringing out a child-like excitement in all of us AND for adding some good news to our newscasts.

Same goes for Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who announced a $120 million gift to schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The donation follows a $100 million pledge Zuckerberg made to some New Jersey schools almost 4 years ago. Again, there are the nay-sayers who say the money hasn’t done much to make a difference, but come on, you can’t tell me the free money hasn’t or won’t help a single student. Undoubtedly, the Zuckerberg’s charitable gift is worth applauding.

On that note, if you get lucky this weekend and score some @Hiddencash, enjoy it, but don’t forget to pay it forward.

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