- A teenage parking attendant found a forgotten wallet with $1,500 in it
- He returned it to its owner without taking a cent
- He has won praise for his honesty
A teenage parking attendant has won praise after returning a forgotten wallet to its owner – with $1,500 (Ghc6,4k) in it.
17-year-old Kameron Grigsby, who is a student and footballer at Central High School in Beaumont, Texas, regularly comes across forgotten items at the local grocery store he services.
In an interview, he gave some examples: “The phone was a the front of the cart, you know like they were waiting to check out and forget to grab it. The purse was in a bigger basket at the bottom, one of the kids must’ve dropped it or something.”
When he found the wallet and the money in it, the first thing he thought was that it could be somebody’s mortgage or bill money.
It was therefore easy for him to resist the temptation to keep the money, which could have been easy because no one was looking.
He credited his football coach with instilling good behavior and honesty in him. He said: “You can always do the right thing, like our coach says, the right way. You don’t have to always go astray. Stay on the right path and stay focused.”
And of course, he does not regret not keeping the money. He concluded: “I always believe you get it back three-fold.”
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