Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Feel Good News: Honesty Pays

A homeless man looking for returnable bottles in Detroit found $21,000 in savings bonds in a coat tossed out in the garbage. Charles Moore had been homeless and living in a shelter since losing his job six weeks ago, but when he found the money he took it to the shelter so that its owners could be found. For his honesty, he was given a $100 reward.

But many felt that was not enough. Two local businessmen gave him $1,200, some new clothes, and a job lead. Others have donated thousands of dollars more. Mr. Moore is speechless when asked about the outpouring of support, other than to say that, "Honesty is the best policy, and honesty pays off."

You can watch the video of the ABC News story here.

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