When Diane Gordon came across a bag of cash, there are a lot of things she could have done with the money. But for her, there was ever only one option!
“Finders' keepers, losers' weepers." That's an old and morally incorrect saying with which most people are undoubtedly familiar. It's also not how one Michigan woman chooses to live her life, as evidenced by her extraordinary act of honesty.
Diane Gordon, like a lot of people, has experienced car trouble. However, unlike most people, Diane started walking miles to work ever since her car went out of commission nearly a year ago, according to People.
Even in the cold and snow, Diane would walk nearly 3 miles, 5 days a week, to her job at her local grocery store.
However, one day, in mid-January, Diane made a startling discovery. While making a pit stop at a gas station for a snack, Diane came across a bag of money in the parking lot.
This wasn't just any bag of money with a few dollars and some change. This bag had nearly $15,000!
“I looked down on the ground and found a plastic bag with a large sum of money in it,” Diane said to Fox 2. “When you turned it over there was even more money.”
That would have been more than enough money to fix Diane's personal transportation situation and then some. However, Diane knew exactly what to do with the thousands of dollars she discovered.
She Didn’t Think Twice About Turning the Bag of Cash in to Authorities
She immediately called the authorities to report and turn in the massive sum of cash.
“This doesn't belong to me, I need to call a police officer," she said.
Diane’s act of honesty left Dan Keller, the police chief, taken aback.
“She didn’t hesitate; she didn’t question it," he said. “This doesn’t happen very often, that someone finds a large sum of money and turns it in.”
It turns out, People reports, that the money Diane found belonged to a young, newlywed couple who had just gotten married that day.
But the story doesn't end there!
The wife of one of the police officers at the White Lake Township Police Department was so moved by Diane's act of integrity that she decided to set up a GoFundMe page for her. She wanted to help raise enough money to buy Diane a new car. And in early February, they actually did it!
A February 8 update on the page thanked everyone for their "overwhelming" support. It also added that Diane "officially signed for her new Jeep Compass yesterday."
What a heartwarming and lovely story that reminds us that there are still good and honest people in the world!
"The righteousness of the upright will be their guide, but the twisted ways of the false will be their destruction." – Proverbs 11:3
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