Who doesn’t love a good Twitter treasure hunt?
A Twitter user going by the handle @IHidTheCash claimed Wednesday that they’d won a significant amount of money, but life with all that money wasn’t very fun so they were going to start stashing the money around Washington D.C. in the hopes that the finders of the cash would “pay it forward.”
A local reporter found the first envelope, which contained $25 and a note asking her to buy a cup of coffee for themselves and a person who couldn’t afford it. According to tweets, the hidden envelopes (which will pop up sporadically) will contain from a few bucks to “much, much more.”
Already the Twitter handle has jumped in popularity with over 2600 people following the mysterious account. The anonymous Twitter philanthropist only follows nine accounts — area news reporters and sports figures, including Robert Griffin III and Melanie Alnwick — the reporter who found the first envelope.
The awesome idea of a Twitter scavenger hunt comes from an unknown “San Francisco real estate investor” who is currently doing the same thing on the West Coast via the handle @HiddenCash.
Damn, I love nice rich people. We need to get one of these going in Los Angeles. Freddie Wong, I’m looking at you.
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