Not many people who find $8,000 lying in a park would even think of turning it in.
But a boy who found $8,000 while playing in a Massachusetts neighborhood has returned the money to its rightful owner, and is now being hailed as a hero by his community members.
Aiden Wright, a 7-year-old, found the money on Saturday while playing on a slide at Salem Park, Massachusetts. According to CBS, when Aiden opened a black checkbook he found lying at the top of the slide, he was astonished to find $8,000 inside it. Instead of hiding the money, as most people might be tempted to do, he decided to turn the money in.
“I ran up the slide and at the top I looked at the corner and there was this black check book and I opened it up and I saw $8,000 in it and then I brought it to down my uncle.”
It seems honesty runs in the Wright family. When Danny Wright, the boy’s uncle and a plumber by profession, came to know about the discovery his nephew had made, he told Aiden he was “going to learn an important lesson today.”