Laid off man buys groceries for strangers in Concord

Michael Simas (Jim Stevens/Bay Area News Group)

A mystery man who spent more than $800 on groceries for strangers is talking about it for the first time. Michael Simas, 33, has been revealed as the Good Samaritan.

Earlier this month, he walked into a Grocery Outlet in Concord, and offered to pay for other people's groceries. Simas told the San Jose Mercury News, he had just been laid off from his sales job at a startup in Concord, so he wanted to do something to turn his bad day into a good one.

It worked -- Simas said using his final paycheck to help others made him feel much better.
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