Young Good Samaritan: Boy Finds $8,000 While Playing In A Park, Searches For Its Rightful Owner And Returns It

Mohit Priyadarshi - Author

Sep. 28 2015, Updated 6:58 a.m. ET

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.

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“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.”

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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.”


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