"With the help of bariatric surgery, I've spent the last year trying to lose weight and get my health in order.
"Having had pretty good success thus far, I decided to post some "progress pictures" in my favorite online weight loss forum. It's requested that in the posts you provide information as to how you've lost weight, so I mentioned that I now walk everywhere but was saving up to buy a cheap bike that I could use to commute to and from work.
"The next evening, I was messaged privately by an individual asking if I had a PayPal account and if I would be comfortable accepting a small donation for a bike. I passed along my PayPal email address, thinking that nothing would come of this. Much to my surprise, I awoke the next morning with an email from PayPal saying this man, a complete Internet stranger I had never met, had sent me $200."