After Finding an Abandoned Bag with ₵26,000 and a Laptop inside it, Homeless Man Makes Hard Decision

After Finding an Abandoned Bag with ₵26,000 and a Laptop inside it, Homeless Man Makes Hard Decision

  • A homeless man identified as Dave Tally had to make a tough decision not many persons would have taken if faced with same challenges that bedevilled his life
  • One fateful day in 2012, Dave who volunteers with a social service organisation called Tempe Community Action Agency found an abandoned backpack on a train
  • The abandoned backpack which belonged to a university student contained $3,300 (₵26,000) and a laptop

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The life of a homeless man was changed for good following the hard decision he took after finding an abandoned backpack on a train.

The US man identified as Dave Tally had in 2012 stumbled on the backpack which contained $3,300 (₵26,000) and a laptop.

US, Dave Tally, N1.3m, laptop, homeless man, Brace Belanger
He didn't think twice about returning it. Photo Credit: YouTube/ABC News
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Dave took a hard decision

Spotlight Stories reports that Dave not minding his predicament and without giving it a second thought took the backpack along with all in it to Tempe Community Action Agency where he volunteers.

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According to Huffington Post, Dave stated that he wouldn't wish anyone to go through what he went in life.

Dave said that he didn't take the money because it wasn't his to take and that it wasn't earned.

"There’s a lot of things I could have taken care of but the fact of the matter was it was not my money. I didn’t earn it."

The owner of the backpack found

Dave's social service organisation eventually found the owner of the backpack and it turned out that it was a student of Arizona State University who was on his way to buy a used car.

The student named Brace Belanger had thought he won't see the bag again as it was lost for five days.

News of Dave's honesty spread like wildfire and marvelled people particularly because he chose not to take the money despite being poor.

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This inspired people to donate money to him. He got donations of well over $8,000 (63,000 cedis) as well as job offers.

School dropout who returned N20m he found bags scholarship and job from the president

Meanwhile, Nigeria's number one news site,, previously reported that an 18-year-old boy who returned a huge amount of money he found had bagged a scholarship and a job from the president.

The school dropout who makes a living as a bike rider had found $50,000 (₵390,000) on the road and returned it.

He was said to have been showered with gifts by the owner of the huge sum who happened to be a businesswoman.

The story of his honesty went viral and got to the hearing of the President of Liberia George Weah who has now rewarded Emmanuel handsomely.


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