Pittsburgh Guy “Pays It Forward” in Chicago

the Windy Citizen says, "The Steel City Samaritan was for real"

It's a feel good story.

A 29-year-old Pittsburgh man posted an ad on Craigslist Chicago offering “help with something this weekend” to any Chicagoans in need of an extra pair of hands for tasks small or large, the Windy Citizen reported Tuesday. 

His only request to those asking for help was that they “pay it forward” by doing a good deed to someone else.

The timing of the ad, posted on the eve of April Fool's Day, may have caused many to dismiss the offer, but the Windy Citizen says, "The Steel City Samaritan was for real."

While he did it all anonymously, the Pittsburgh do-gooder posted a video of his weekend on YouTube when he got home from Chicago -- also posted to the Windy Citizen.

"The law of pay it forward is simple; you do a favor for someone, expecting nothing in return, and that person would in turn do a favor for another, and so on."

We may never know if the recipients of the man's good deeds followed the law, but it's good to know that at least one guy stepped up to put the thing in motion.

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