Increases in prices are not fun for anyone but older Americans are especially vulnerable to price hikes. Retirees often live on a fixed income and dramatic increases in the cost of living can sometimes force them back into the workforce.
Such was the case for a man known as Mr. James. According to KDFW, the 80-year-old was forced to return to work in January after his rent increased by $400.
The students at the school Mr. James worked at didn’t want to see him come out of retirement:
One viral TikTok and GoFundMe campaign later Mr. James is likely set for life.
The students collected donations via GoFundMe to the tune of $270,000 at the time of publishing this article.