Photo: Boston City TV
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 12:09 PM EDT

Glen James, a Boston man in his mid 50s who is currently homeless, returned a backpack containing $42,000 in travelers checks and cash earlier this week. Soon after, 27-year-old Virginia man, Ethan Whittington, started a campaign on GoFundMe which has so far raised $130,450. 

Whittington is not the owner of the backpack. He says he started the fund because he was inspired by James' generosity and honesty. 

James says he's been homeless for five years, and in addition to the donations he also received an award from the Boston Police Department.