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Modern day Robin Hood gives to the poor on Christmas

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He's famous for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor...

He is known as Robin Hood.

And in real life, this modern day hero wears a black hat and aviator sunglasses.

The man, who doesn't want to be identified says he is trying to build an army of Robin Hoods around the world to help causes like this.

“He's legit,” said Michelle Tolson from the NYC Rescue Mission. “And it's not only missions, he gives to cancer patients...glad he reached out to us. We need that in NYC.”

When Robin Hood 702, as he calls himself, is not giving, he's playing for high stakes.

He's a professional Blackjack player...

But one important person in his life always taught him to do for others, is his mom.

“I want her to be proud of me,” he said. “Everything I do is for her.”

So, this holiday season, in her honor, Robin Hood 702 gave thousands to rescue missions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and now here in NYC at the oldest rescue mission in the entire country.

The 29 residents and hundreds of families in need are grateful

“You think of a shelter, you think of sloppy food, not top chefs!” said David Butler, a resident of the shelter.

Robin hood 702 got White House Chef Guy Mitchell to help prep the holiday meal, along with Dino Gatto, Executive Chef at the world famous Raos.

Gunther Wilhelm donated thousands in fine cutlery.

But, as 8-year-old Greta knows, the real gift comes in just giving

“When I was looking out I saw all the homeless people and I didn’t want them to be sad on Christmas,” Greta said. “I’d say you should help out because it's really fun and you're helping people.”

She might be another Robin Hood in the making.

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