WATCH VIDEO: Man Pretending To Be Homeless Gives Surprise Present To Those Who Give Him Money

(KWWL) One Dubuque, Iowa man braved the frigid temperatures this week to send a message about homelessness and kindness.

Jeff Lenhart has a job and his own place to live, but on Wednesday and Thursday, he spent a combined total of nine hours outside, disguised as a homeless person with a sign that read, "Please help. Thank you!"

Not everybody treated him kindly.

"One guy...was walking by and he had a portfolio, and as he was walking by, he held it up to shield himself," Lenhart said Thursday while sitting under the clock tower in downtown Dubuque.

That, however, was not the reaction Lynette Lisney had.

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