Pay It Forward? Lock Him Up!

Richard Wright of Canada’s Prince Edward Island was busy in March handing out $50 and $100 bills to strangers during a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, urging the recipients to “thank God” for the gift and pass it along to others if they couldn’t use it themselves. Wright’s spree soon ended as Mounted Police detained him for a “wellness check,” which led to his transfer to a mental-health facility. Wright’s daughter Chelsea told reporters her dad worked hard for his money, had no mental-health issues and simply wanted to help folks; a friend described him as a “generous individual wrapped up in the acts of kindness.” However, at press time, Wright was still hospitalized.