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What began as a small effort to help out a Chicago man who sold frozen treats has resulted in a big payout for the 89-year-old.

Fidencio Sanchez accepted a check from GoFundMe for more than $380,000 on Wednesday. The online fundraising page launched by Joel Cervantes Macias on Sept. 9 started with a goal of $3,000.

More than 17,000 people donated money after seeing a picture of Sanchez struggling to push his cart and selling paletas, or frozen ice pops, in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

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