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Dakota Edwards, Teen, Returns Wallet And Receives $100 Reward From Owner

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Whoever came up with the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished" didn't have Dakota Edwards' good fortune.

The 14-year-old student found a wallet filled with several hundred dollars while waiting for her school bus, WMUR News reports. Instead of claiming the money for herself, Dakota did the honorable thing and immediately turned in the wallet to her principal.

But her good deed didn't go unnoticed.

The New Hampshire principal tracked down the owner of the wallet, who in turn, gave Dakota $100 for her noble act, the station reports.

Dakota, though, said she was only doing the right thing.

"I knew it was important to somebody, it would be important to me," she told the Union Leader. I wouldn't have been able to live with myself knowing somebody was looking for that money.”

Meanwhile in California, an eighth grade student also found and returned a wallet containing $350.

Jonathan Milner didn't receive a monetary reward, but he was treated to a meal at In-N-Out and received a "Good Egg Award" from local TV station, KTLA.

But a 15-year-old Canadian girl received an unexpected surprise when an anonymous person returned her wallet.

Courtney Barwick dropped her empty wallet outside a McDonald's restaurant in March, The Victoria Times Colonist. A local bank later contacted the teen to inform her someone had turned it in.

When Courtney opened her wallet, she found a $20 with a note that said "Surprise!"

How did the owner lose his wallet in Dakota Edwards' story? Read the full story at the Union Leader.

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