It has been three weeks since the government declared the stimulus package, and people are starting to receive it. One broke volunteer firefighter got more than he bargained for when he checked his bank balance...
But it wasn't all that it seemed to be.
As you will all be well aware by now, the world is currently under siege by a devastating and deadly virus.
via: GettySince December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.
And, at first glance, the statistics are terrifying.
via: GettySo far, nearly 2 million people have been infected with the virus, and a further 120,438 have sadly passed away as a result.
It's been a truly dire couple of months.
via: GettyIn a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.
Millions are now quarantined to their homes...
via: GettyWith strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.
It's an undeniably difficult time...
via: GettyAnd the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.
And, here in the States, unemployment due to the virus is on the rise.
Tremendous pat on the back to President Donald Trump and Steve Mnuchin who are now discussing a second round of cor… https://t.co/LSTq2TRGHL— Chris L Brown (@Chris L Brown)1586296009.0
What does this actually mean? Well...
Aerial footage above South Florida shows hundreds of residents risking possible coronavirus exposure — lining up to… https://t.co/tksrxqz7Wx— ABC News (@ABC News)1586304435.0
The thought of losing your job because of this virus is unimaginable.But it's a feeling so many people are experiencing right now.
After months and months of bad news...
via: TwitterOne volunteer firefighter thought he'd caught a break. The video raises a few eyebrows...
It's almost been three weeks after the $2-trillion stimulus package was authorized.
The IRS deposited the first wave of stimulus checks to Americans, part of the $2.2 trillion economic relief package… https://t.co/fByiY0AQFL— CNN Breaking News (@CNN Breaking News)1586648694.0
On Saturday, the IRS announced in a Tweet that the process of distributing the $1,200 checks had begun.
#IRS deposited the first Economic Impact Payments into taxpayers’ bank accounts today. We know many people are anxi… https://t.co/slAOkJxDeq— IRSnews (@IRSnews)1586634646.0
But before anyone can spend their money, it has to actually arrive in their bank.
My bank account when I keep checking for my stimulus check https://t.co/ewMaphYVe9— A Spike Lee Joint (@A Spike Lee Joint)1586824492.0
One firefighter was blown away when he checked if his check had gone through...
via: YoutubeCharles Calvin, from New Chicago, Indiana, was expecting to see a payment of $1,700, just like the rest of us.
Calvin, a volunteer firefighter, couldn’t believe what he was seeing when he checked his balance at an ATM.
via: YoutubeWhen he saw it, he had to double-check and then triple check to confirm it was real.
It felt like any other weekend, but he was about to receive the surprise of his life.
via: YoutubeCalvin said: "I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account I looked at the available balance still left in my account."
He was surprised to find out, his stimulus package wasn't there...
via: YoutubeInstead, he found $8.2 million had been deposited there instead!
But not all was as it seemed...
via: YoutubeWhen he saw the $8.2 million, albeit shocked, Calvin assumed the machine was malfunctioning.
He ran his card again.
via: YoutubeOnly to find the exact same amount staring back! He said: "I ran the card again, and again. $8.2 million. I was like, 'man, something’s up with this.'"
The excitement was short-lived...
via: YoutubeHe called his bank only to be told they couldn’t see the $8.2 million in his account and it was no longer there. However, they did tell him his $1,700 stimulus payment had been deposited. At least it wasn't all bad news.