Dennis, thanks for the comment.
I was actually photographing the wedding at the time. This scene was just too much to let pass by. Essentially, that's what he was being told. However, not before he approached a couple of guests with a request for spare change. Though the situation was sad, the occurrence was humorous, at least to me.
OMG!!! Now I know the rest of the story. It is as you say, humorous and sad. I am sure we have all run into people in our lives that make us wonder forever more, who does this.