Two weeks ago a homeless person made headlines after a high-powered ad executive lent him her American Express Platinum Card to buy some food and actually got it back from him as promised. But is this behavior really so out of the ordinary? A reporter gave five homeless people pre-paid credit cards to find out.
Here in New York City, most people have become immune to the frequent requests for spare change from panhandlers. And under no circumstances would a sane person hand over their American Express Platinum Card to a homeless person. But not only does a high-powered ad executive do just that, she also got the card back.