After thieves left Alan Barnes badly battered, the 67-year-old was afraid to return to his home where the beating occurred. But thanks to a Good Samaritan and thousands of other supporters, he's able to buy a whole new one.
Thieves attempted to rob Barnes while he rolled his trash bin outside of his house in Gateshead, England. They pushed him to the ground to check his pockets and fractured his collar bone before fleeing the scene.
Barnes lives with disabilities as a result of the rubella, or German measles, his mother contracted while he was in the womb.
"I just wanted to help," Cutler told The Independent. "I thought I would set up a little fund because I've got lots of clients and friends on Facebook to donate."
In five days, the donation amount surpassed £300,000, or approximately $450,000.