A Guy Found $43,000 in a Second-Hand Couch
The saying "Kindness doesn't cost a thing" in this case that isn't the case. I came across this story this morning and it was actually our "Feel Good Story of the Day" on 96.7 The River David & Alli in the Morning.
A guy named Howard Kirby in central Michigan recently paid $70 for an old couch at a second-hand store, and had it in his man cave. A few weeks went by, he noticed his couch was kind of looking lumpy. He had his daughter open it up and see what was inside. And inside was a small fireproof safe and inside was $43,000. At first he thought he could pay off the rest of his house and put a nice chunk into his retirement. He even talked to a lawyer, who said he was legally allowed to keep it. He didn't feel right about keeping it.
Howard got in touch with the store, and they tracked down the family that dropped the couch off. It turned out they donated it after their grandfather passed away. The family had no idea he was stashing cash in it. Howard surprised them with the money last week, and they were blown away. He credits his faith for leading him in the right direction. Howard could have kept this cash but he would not have felt good about it, quote, "The lawful thing is not always the moral thing."
I thought about this situation. It's a tough call, but I think many people in the same situation would have kept the money. What a guy Howard is. I think world needs more "Howards" in it.