A drug addict found a bag of cash in the street – what he with it will surprise you

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31 July 2015

What would you do if you found a bag full of money in the street?

What would you do if you found a bag full of money in the street? 

That’s what happened to a man in the town of Blenheim in New Zealand.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, found a bag containing the equivalent of nearly R40 000. At the time, he was in rehabilitation for drug addiction.

So much money in the hands of a drug addict? You would think it was a recipe for disaster.

“I remember looking inside the bag and thinking, ‘Wow that’s a lot of cash. But I knew I needed to do the right thing,” the man told a local newspaper.

Even though he was struggling to live on a state grant, he decided to hand over all the money to the police.

Incredibly, while he was making a statement to the police, a woman arrived and reported losing a bag with R40 000 in it. She’d lost it between her employer’s office and the bank.

“She was real happy. She couldn’t believe I had handed it in,” the man said later. “It was hard, I wanted to keep it but I’m in recovery and they teach you to be honest.”

The owner of the money gave the man a R600 reward. He’s going to use it to have his dog registered.

Sources: News.com.au; Stuff.co.nz

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