SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man behind the Hidden Cash craze returned to the school he graduated from for the first stage of Tuesday’s hunt.
“Sacramento is sort of a second home for me. I went to school here, I graduated from Sac State,” said Bay-Area native Jason Buzi.
The idea started a little more than a month ago over dinner in San Francisco.
“We have a lot of bad stuff happening in the world, just being able to put a smile on people;s face and give them something positive,” he said.
Buzi had just sold a big piece of real estate and wanted to give back some of his newfound fortune.
“I said let’s do something, and came up with the idea of hiding some money around and let’s put it on a website and we will give out clues,” he said.
Twitter seemed to be the perfect fit. As more and more people found cash stashed away in white envelopes in several cities, the Hidden cash phenomenon grew.
The Hidden Cash Twitter account now has more than 600,000 followers and thousands of stories from those who have found an envelope.
Buzi doesn’t know how long it will last, but hopes he can inspire others to give more.
“We want to keep the spirit of it going, but is it going to look exactly like it does today with me running around hiding envelopes. Maybe not,” he said.