The mountain climber and I have just been for a walk. When we were about 10 minutes from home a kid approached us in the street asking for $1. This happens occasionally here with varying excuses: I am rarely sympathetic. He said he needed bus fare home so I offerred to drive him if he came along the short distance to our home.
I call that the genuine need test.
He was a small skinny fellow with very blond hair (natural? ) not dressed for the very cold weather today. But turns out he is a dirt bike champion with a couple of industry sponsors. Very chatty and very polite! A really nice experience!