Heartbreaking Picture Of 89-Year Old Popsicle Seller Makes Internet Contribute Him More Than $250,000

He saw an aged guy fighting to push a popsicle handcart, as Joel Cervantes Macias was driving in the Little Village area of Chicago. The guy was 89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez.

He saw an aged guy fighting to push a popsicle handcart, as Joel Cervantes Macias was driving in the Little Village area of Chicago. The guy was 89-year-old Fidencio Sanchez. He and his wife had lately lost their only daughter, and they’d been selling a type of Mexican popsicle, paletas, to pay the invoices.

“ It broke my heart seeing this man that will be enjoying retirement still working at this age,” wrote Macias. So wanting to help the old man somehow, he purchased 20 popsicles for $50. Macias and his buddy Joe Loera also began a GoFundMe effort to raise $3,000 for Fidencio and his wife. By giving over $250,000 USD in just five days! And the internet reacted in epic fashion The effort continues to be open, so if you’d like to make a donation then head on over to GoFundMe.

When Joel Cervantes Macias saw Fidencio Sanchez struggling with his popsicle cart in Chicago, he knew he needed to help the 89-year-old

When Joel Cervantes Macias saw Fidencio Sanchez struggling with his popsicle cart in Chicago, he knew he needed to help the 89-year-old

So he and a friend started a GoFundMe campaign for Fidencio and asked the internet to donate $3,000

So he and a friend started a GoFundMe campaign for Fidencio and asked the internet to donate $3,000

To their surprise, strangers from all over the world donated over $250,000!