His proposal is the work of a mensch and, no doubt, an act of love.
Yet in my mind it made him more than a politician, more than a musician; it made him a mensch.
If that money actually winds up in the hands of needy kids, James seems like a mensch.
"person of strength and honor," 1907, from Yiddish, from German Mensch, literally "man, person," from Old High German mennisco "human," from Proto-Germanic adjective *manniska- "human" (see mannish).
[1909+; fr Yiddish, literally ''person, man'']