If you ever lose a wallet stocked with cash but no identification, you can probably forget about ever reuniting with it. But a homeless 49-year-old Navy vet in Boston made the near-impossible happen for the bike messenger who lost the precious cargo.
The Boston Globe reports the man who found the wallet took it to police, who identified the owner through a receipt left inside.
The virtuous finder told the Globe he considered pocketing the cash and forgetting about being a hero.
“I counted the money and said, ‘Wow, I could probably get three nice presents with this,’ ” he said (the man has three children in another state). “But maybe it was some student’s Christmas gift money. I just kept thinking of the meaning of Christmas.”
If you’ve ever found a lost valuable, what did you do with it?
Man in need finds wallet and moral compass [Boston Globe]