Edwin Skalla wasn’t a people person. The Iowa farmer spent 92 years in and out of St. Mary Parish in Portsmouth, Iowa, never marrying and rarely even going out for a simple coffee with friends. “He was a loner,” says priest John Dorton. But Bud, as Skalla was known to the few friends he did have, had a massive gift. When the faithful man meant to meet his savior, he left behind a bequest to local churches. No children to share his estate with meant that bequest was quite a sum. How much? Well, see how you can never judge a book by its cover in the clip below.

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