A group of friends bought a couch from a Salvation Army store in February. They were sitting on the cushions after a movie when they felt something strange; following investigation, they discovered bubble wrap packages holding a total of $41,000. They initially considered using the newly acquired fortune, but their moral principles won out.
Their attitude of entitlement disappeared when they discovered an envelope with a woman’s name on it, and they made the decision to return the funds. They tracked down the woman and gave her the savings she had kept concealed in the sofa for more than 30 years with the assistance of their parents. In order to support her after his death, the woman had gotten the money from her late husband.
The young people believed they had made the correct decision, and in a sweet turn of events, the woman surprised them with a $1,000 gift as payment for their candor.
This anecdote serves as a reminder of the value of morality and carrying through the right action despite unanticipated benefits.
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