Eyewitness News viewer steps in to help homeless man robbed of guitar

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, January 4, 2016

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News viewer stepped in to help, after Matthew, a homeless man who has been living on the street for 2 years, said he was beaten and robbed of his guitar.

39-year-old Matthew says his guitar was the only valuable possession he had.

The viewer reached out to reporter Lucy Yang on Facebook, and offered to donate a guitar and some warm clothes to Matthew. However, when Lucy went back to the Midtown location where Matthew was, she could no longer find him.

Matthew was eventually located, and when he heard the news he almost started crying.

The Eyewitness News viewer will give Matthew his new guitar and warm clothes at some point this week.