One Holiday Inn patron confirmed the story, saying he met the fellow a little over a week ago. The two got to know each other over drinks and, before he knew it, the stranger was writing him a check. The patron, who wishes to remain anonymous, says the man was picking up people's tabs left and right, like it was nothing. "I told him, 'You're doing a great thing,'" recalled the man, adding the donor looked at him and said, "No I'm not. I'm just a bum.