Two Norwegian teens are being praised for returning a bag of cash they stumbled upon containing $81,500.
According to the Epoch Times, the pair found the money Wednesday in a handbag left on the seat of a train running between Oslo and a small town in southeastern Norway.
“When I opened the bag, the first thing I saw were these wads and wads of bills,” one of the teens, named Bendik, was quoted by AFP as saying.
“My first thought was to call the police,” the boy added.
Upon further examination of the goods, the teens located the passport of the owner of the bag, a man in his 70s who was expected to pick up his money from the police Thursday.
Police told media outlets they did not suspect any foul play behind the man’s huge quantity of cash.
They also said they did not know if the two teenagers had been rewarded for returning the $81,500.
The Norwegian teenagers’ good Samaritan story wasn’t the only of its kind in recent days.
Just last week, a Tennessee man struck big when he found $3,800 lying in gas station dumpster. However, instead of hanging on to the loot, the virtuous dumpster diver took the satchel of cash into the store so that it could be returned to its rightful owner.
“I turned it in to the people, the two guys that work there,” said Joe Ellis, the man who discovered the cash. “I told them about what happened and I gave them the money and he was counting it out, one of the guys in the store. He said it was, I don’t know, almost … $4,000.”
“That’s too much money for me to find and not turn it in,” he said.
Ellis was rewarded $400 for his honest deed.