It seems that a start-up founder's decision to offer a homeless man a laptop and coding classes, instead of $100 cash, has paid off, The Huffington Post reports.

About a month ago, Patrick McConlogue, a New York City programmer, offered a homeless man an alternative to $100 in cash -- he would give him coding lessons. The man, Leo, accepted and only weeks later is ready to release his first app. It seems McConlogue proved his detractors wrong. Rather than exploiting Leo, he gave Leo the helping hand he needed to get back on his feet.

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