Bob Karlstrand has been living in his Maple Grove, Minnesota home for 38 years where he basically kept and collected everything. He said he doesn’t throw anything away, a trait he must have acquired from his late mother. He still has the letters addressed to her which he sent while he was still overseas, in Vietnam during his service to the Military. Bob also kept
The amazing fact about this man with an odd, long grey beard is his pure heart. After 38 years, Bob decided to give everything he owns to strangers, “In the end, they’re only material things,” he said. Diagnosed with cancer and a terminal lung disease, he understands that his time is limited but he has nothing to complain because he had a good life. Now he chooses to give back the kindness to those who need it. The 65-year old veteran is an only child with no relatives, he never married nor had children so he doesn’t have anyone to bequeath his possessions with.