Rahat Hossain is a kind-hearted prankster who describes himself as “The Magician Prankster” on MagicofRahat, his popular YouTube channel nearing half a billion views, with 3.6 million subscribers and counting.
One of my favourite videos from Rahat is called “Homeless Lottery Winner”. In this video Rahat goes up to a homeless man called Eric and hands him a lottery ticket, instead of cash, saying, “I haven’t got any money but I do have this Lottery ticket for you.”
Rahat takes the homeless man into the store and they both get the ticket checked by the cashier. As luck would have it, the lottery ticket ends up becoming a winner!
Can you guess what happens next? I could not, and you won’t be able to guess either.
Homeless Man Gets a Home
The homeless man in these videos is Eric, who Rahat met in March 2014 while filming videos for his YouTube channel. The video has touched millions of hearts and many wanted to help Eric further.
In response to the overwhelming response from viewers, Rahat set up a campaign for raising funds on a non-profit and charity fundraising site Fundly.com so that those who wanted to help Eric could do so.
The fund raising campaign was a huge success bringing in over $56,000 and a follow up video by Rahat. This time it is not just about cash – Watch what happens now!
Why Rahat helped Eric
Rahat was asked by Yahoo! News as to why he helped a homeless man in such a way. Rahat replied that it was the response of the viewers and their comments about Eric that made him do this.
I would like to leave you with buckets of tears, tons of blessings for Rahat Hossain and this quote from Barack Obama:
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. – Barack Obama, Hope