A couple finds $11,000 on Valentine's Day but instead of taking the money and running, they decided to do the right thing. On Feb. 20, the Huffington Post reported that the California couple decided to skip out on their romantic plans for the evening and get the bag of money back to its rightful owner.
"The honest couple was sightseeing at the Golden Gate Bridge on Feb. 14 when they found a camera bag containing $11,060.42, expensive camera equipment and credit cards. The two waited for a while for the owner to come back and then headed down to the police station where they waited for hours until the owner, a tourist from China, was finally tracked down," Huff Post reported.
When a couple finds $11,000, it is hard to say whether or not they would return it or decide to keep it for themselves. However, there are a lot of stories like this in the news and it seems like there are still a lot of honest people in the world.
The couple, Carlos and Barbara Landeros, were later visited by the tourist and given a "reward" although it is unclear what that reward consisted of. The tourist told the media that she found the Landeros' to be "very, very kind in heart." It is not a given that people would automatically think to return any sum of money that they just "found" lying around.
If any couple finds $11,000 in the future, hopefully they take a lead from Carlos and Barbara Landeros.
© Effie Orfanides 2013