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Cool: man finds $43,000 in donated clothing. Seriously cool: he gives it all back to the owner

Cool: man finds $43,000 in donated clothing. Seriously cool: he gives it all back to the owner

One more story to restore your faith in humanity:

But on Wednesday even Mr. Gedelian, the store manager, couldn’t believe the bonanza he found in the pockets of some old suits and a robe.

Stuffed in various envelopes were tidy stacks of $100 bills that totaled more than $43,000. #“ We might find a quarter in somebody’s jeans,” he said. “But that blows my mind.” #So Mr. Gedelian, 29, immediately acted on his instincts: He called the police. In fact, he didn’t even count the hundreds. Never once did the thought of keeping any of it cross his mind because, he simply said, it’s not his. #“My biggest concern was getting the money back to the rightful owner,” he said. “I certainly can’t imagine losing that kind of money. I was so nervous having so much of someone else’s money.” #

Police were able to track down the owner of the cash. That man, who asked not to be identified, said he was cleaning out an elderly relative’s closet and took the clothes to Goodwill. He said he never thought to check the pockets. In fact, he didn’t even know the money existed.

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