WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) - A Grandville couple decided to do some reverse panhandling this weekend.
Riley and Hermi Combs went to the intersection of Byron Center Avenue and 44th Street in Wyoming Saturday afternoon and held up a sign that read, "NO, I Am Not Homeless, I Am Not Hungry. Can I Give YOU A Dollar?"
The couple handed out 100 $1 bills to drivers.
24 Hour News 8 spoke with the couple's granddaughter who said their good deed is getting a lot of attention on social media. She said they had the idea a few weeks ago, and her grandma told her they had a blast doing it.
The couple's daughter, Ami Walker, told 24 Hour News 8 this wasn't the first time the couple handed out gifts to random strangers.
"They also bought scads of 31-day bus passes and randomly handed them out while riding the Rapid so that people whose passes were expiring could have more, and for some to be able to see ArtPrize," Walker said. "They are so active in the Grand Rapids community and do this so often. They're just awesome people. They do it for fun to get to know people."
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