Good Samaritan helps man whose bike was stolen before long trip

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DENVER -- Mark Kerlin's life hasn't been the same since a thief took  his cross-country bike in the middle of the night.

Kerlin spent months building the bike so he could ride from Denver to New York to campaign for better treatment of animals.

“I just try to find animals homes, doesn't matter what kind of animal,” he said.

After seeing the FOX31 Problem Solvers story about what happened to Kerlin, a good Samaritan dropped off an envelope, then disappeared, later explaining he didn't want to be on camera.

The Problem Solvers tracked down Kerlin and presented him with a check for $1,500.

“This just made my day, made my whole year," he said.

Kerlin said he is overjoyed to have his cross-country trip back on course and can’t wait to continue finding homes and raising awareness of animal abuse nationwide.