What if you needed a car and only needed some additional cash to make your life a bit easier? That would be very appealing to many individuals. Although most of us will say we’d return it anyhow, it’s not until you’re in a comparable circumstance that you’ll know for sure which way you’d go.
Dianne Gordon, a housewife from White Lake Township, Michigan, recently discovered a bag full of cash and handed it over to the authorities. Because her automobile broke down and she couldn’t afford to buy a new one, the elderly woman has been walking to and from work for over a year.
She has been walking more than 5 miles every day, five days a week, no matter how hot or cold it is, to do what she needs to do to make ends meet for the last few months. Dianne does not mind walking. Her greatest regret, however, is that she can’t simply hop in her vehicle and go visit her daughter and grandkids, or that she can’t attend their school activities. But in late January, she had the opportunity to alter everything.
She stopped at the nearby BP gas station to warm up a little before continuing her walk home from work. She noticed a zip-lock bag on the ground at that point. She took it up and discovered it contained money. Gordon had no clue how much money was inside the bag, but she didn’t even consider opening it, let alone keeping it.
She entered the petrol station and asked the clerk to contact the police. The cops arrived a little later and opened the bag. There was more than $14k in the bag, along with wedding cards, indicating that the money was for a newlywed couple. Gordon assumed that was the end of it when the police thanked her for returning the bag, but she had no idea what was going to happen next.
The officer’s wife, who went to check on Gordon and the bag that day, believed it was only appropriate to repay this wonderful woman who did the right thing while in need herself. So they created a GoFundMe website and gathered enough money to buy Dianne a new automobile. Actually, as of this writing, the page has raised more than $82K!
Dianne recently received her new Jeep Compass and is excited to attend her granddaughter’s gymnastics competition. If you ask the woman what the finest part of this story is, she’ll tell you that she’s glad the newlyweds were found and their money returned. What a beautiful person and role model for everyone! So, do you believe you would have acted similarly?