The retired boxer called on celebrities to “give back to the community” as he handed a handful of tickets to a homeless man on a Las Vegas street.
The 41-year-old star shared the video on social media, inviting comedian Kevin Hart, rapper Blac Youngsta and NBA star Lance Stephenson to do the same.
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Let‘s give something back. I‘m participating in the #s4fe challenge. Last night I gave something back to my community. And I am nominating (@kevinhart4real @blacyoungsta @stephensonlance) to do the same and get together to change our world step by step to a better place. Stay s4fe people. #s4fe #s4fechallenge #giveback @s4fe.io
While some have welcomed this gesture, others think that this act of generosity was not appropriate.
A kind gesture, but in reality money alone can not help such people. They need stability.
– Saint George (@ GodAndMyLaw1) October 1, 2018
“A nice gesture, but in reality money alone can not help such people. They need stability. “Wrote one user.
So mayweather gives a homeless guy $ 1000 (fair enough) BUT then the guy goes to give him a hug, mayweather will not touch it then get away from it. He did a great thing but lacked a whole lot of character😫
– Danny Cannon (@NBcanzy) October 2, 2018
“So Mayweather is offering $ 1,000 to a homeless person. BUT the guy wants to hug him, Mayweather refuses to touch him … He did a good thing but lacked character. “
Floyd Mayweather giving a drugged up guy in a wheelchair $ 1000 on his instagram story. The guys are not going anywhere with it. He’ll get robbed or blow it on more drugs. Pretty irresponsible of Floyd if you ask me.
– Jambo (@ jambojambo83) October 2, 2018
“Floyd Mayweather is offering $ 1000 to a homeless wheelchair. This guy is not in a position to do anything with this money. He will either be robbed or buy drugs. Pretty irresponsible on Floyd’s behalf if you ask me, “wrote another.
Floyd mayweather is worth roughly $ 850M- $ 1B. He gave a homeless man $ 1000 (which is a lot but 0.0000118% of his money with $ 850M) and “challenged” every celebrity to give back like him cause he “giving back to America” … I’m weak
– itsJustAnt (@itsjust_ant) October 1, 2018
“Floyd mayweather is worth about $ 850 million. He gave $ 1,000 to a homeless man (which is just 0.0000118% of his fortune) and “challenges” every celebrity to do the same … I’m overwhelmed. “