On January 8, 1964, President LBJ had this to say during his State of the Union address: “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope – some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.  It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest Nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.”

Fast forward fifty years later and life in the land of plenty is still bleak for so many.

Thankfully, there was a ray of hope right here in the Hub City on Wednesday.

To celebrate his 38th birthday, Adolf Peters decided to do a reverse panhandle on needless to say...astonished motorist at the South Loop and University.

With a sign that read  "I have a job, and a car, and a home, do you need a few bucks for some coffee?" Peters doled out cash to unsuspecting drivers. Some accepted his act of kindness, while others gave him cash to pay it forward.

With all of the crap going on in the world these days; it's nice to see there are still people who want to make a difference.

Check out Peters doing some good in the neighborhood...

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