Mystery bailout man doling out dollars to broke New Yorkers with sob storiesFebruary 5th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 5 (ANI): As the world struggles to maintain financial stability due to economic downturn, a new website is handing out stacks of cash to New Yorkers struggling to earn livelihood.
Hundreds of people braved the chilly weather and spent hours in line near Times Square hoping for a generous handout from Bailout Bill booth.
While the gesture was a publicity stunt for Bailoutbooth.com, a new video classifieds site, the recipients were happy to tell tales of their financial woes for cash, reports the New York Daily News.
All they have to do is speak up their heart-wrenching stories about layoffs, illnesses and general bad luck and Bill decides how much they deserved.
While most people got 50 dollars or 100 dollars, a lucky few got up to 3,000 dollars for a total of 50,000 dollars each day. (ANI)
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