Neighbors raise $15K for 80-year-old empanada vendor trying to save money for wife's grave

CHICAGO, Illinois -- Many people in the Chicago area chipped in to raise money for a hard-working 80-year-old man they know for his empanadas.

Tania Rangel started a GoFundMe for Modesto Fuentes, whom she bought empanadas from.

Fuentes walks six miles selling empanadas for $1 to get enough money to put a new cross over his wife's grave and eventually retire.

Wednesday, Rangel presented Fuentes with a check for $15,000.

Fuentes plans to lay a new cross at his wife's grave in October.

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