Houston homeless man latest Internet hit

March 27, 2009 11:08:09 AM PDT
Until a few weeks ago Tim Edwards was just another homeless man on the streets of Houston. Now, thanks to father and son team, Sean and Kevin Dolan, he is the latest Internet sensation.

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They offered him $100 a day to advertise PimpThisBum.com and he accepted.

As web traffic jumped, the Dolans set up a donation page. Edwards gets all the money.

"I'm drinking myself to death under a bridge. I'm watching my friends die left and right, so what have I got to lose. So to everybody that thinks I am being exploited, I ask you to think again," said Edwards.

So far, Edwards has received $50,000 in donations and he's getting treatment at a rehab center for free.

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