Well I was about to give him a quarter but fortunately common sense Val intervened. She said, "Hey non-thinking Val, that fool is actually talking on a cell phone while he begs a quarter from you! If he can afford to have a cell phone he ought to be able to pay his own bus fare!".
So I said no. He walked away. Once the bus arrived I noticed that he didn't even use money to get on the bus, he used a transfer.
Thank you common sense Val!