Junkman Returns $114,000 .. A Boston junkman found an envelope with 1970's savings bonds. Leo Guarente returned them to the rightful owners.
When cleaning out an old home, be sure to do one of two things: Be very thorough, or hire really honest junk collectors.
Doing the latter saved Marie Veloso of Medford, Massachusetts, nearly $114,000 in the process of cleaning out the home of her late mother. After removing a hope chest from the home, Leo Guarente, owner of nearby Junk Depot, discovered that it contained 21 class E United States savings bonds from 1972 worth $1,000 each at the time. Now the bonds, fetch about $113,954, but Guarente didn't hesitate to return them to their rightful owner, WCVB reports.
“I was nervous. I knew I was going to change this woman’s life for the better,” Guarente told CBS Boston. “It warms my heart to know that I helped someone.”
Thankfully, Guarente isn't the only one doing the right thing when given the opportunity. Earlier this year an eight-year-old girl returned $4,000 she found to its rightful owner, while one Tennessee couple gave back a bag they discovered at a convenience store with $13,000 in it.
Source: Huffington Post