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The New Paper
October 25, 2023
For the past 1½ months, a man has been going around Singapore stuffing money in random places. He then drops hints about the locations by posting videos on social media.
The TikTok user, who goes by @communitybenefactor, is shown stuffing $10 notes into various nooks and crannies around HDB estates. He then twirls the camera around to let viewers in on his surroundings. In recent videos however, he hides $50 notes in benches.
The OP, who wished to be known only as Mr B, told Mustsharenews.com that he was inspired to hide money across the island after stumbling upon similar videos by TikTokers abroad.
“I thought about doing this because I saw someone else doing this in other parts of the world,” he said. It seemed like a fun way to give back to society to him, he added.
Mr B shared that he has been donating to charities online, but did not “really feel a sense of fulfilment because I don’t know how my money is being used to help the needy”.
@communitybenefactor Guess where is the location? Let me know if you are the one who found it! Hiding cash daily, follow for more #fyp #fypシ #fypシ゚viral #moneytok ♬ original sound - CommunityBenefactor
He added: “Sometimes, those among us could use $50 for a little bit of groceries.”
He said he believed that those who found the money will “feel lucky and blessed”, as if someone in the universe was looking after them.
As for why he changed his hiding places, Mr B explained that it wasn’t easy to find secretive spots around the island. Thus, he decided to “settle” on benches.
He said he increased the amount he hid because he received complaints that $10 was too little. He agreed that one could not do much with just $10.
He also revealed that a number of people have messaged him to ask for help and to thank him for his kind deeds.
If you’re hoping to be one of the lucky “finders”, you can go to his TikTok page at @communitybenefactor.