When cleaning out an old home, be sure to do one of two things: Be very thorough, or hire really honest junk collectors.

Doing the latter saved Marie Veloso of Medford, Massachusetts, nearly $114,000 in the process of cleaning out the home of her late mother. After removing a hope chest from the home, Leo Guarente, owner of nearby Junk Depot, discovered that it contained 21 class E United States savings bonds from 1972 worth $1,000 each at the time. Now the bonds, fetch about $113,954, but Guarente didn't hesitate to return them to their rightful owner, WCVB reports.

“I was nervous. I knew I was going to change this woman’s life for the better,” Guarente told CBS Boston. “It warms my heart to know that I helped someone.”

Thankfully, Guarente isn't the only one doing the right thing when given the opportunity. Earlier this year an eight-year-old girl returned $4,000 she found to its rightful owner, while one Tennessee couple gave back a bag they discovered at a convenience store with $13,000 in it.

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  • This Girl's Virginity

    Catarina Migliorini, a 20-year-old Brazilian student, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/28/catarina-migliorini-brazilian-woman-auctions-virginity_n_1922579.html#slide=1580679">auctioned off her virginity</a> to provide housing for poor families.

  • Scarlett Johansson's Used Tissue

    Turns out a tissue becomes a lot more valuable once Johansson's nose takes a giant whiff. The actress's used issue <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7796991.stm">sold for $5,300</a> and the proceeds went to hunger charity USA Harvest.

  • Baby Naming Rights

    In 2005, a woman from Connecticut put the rights of naming her child up for auction and received bids for <a href="http://money.ca.msn.com/savings-debt/gallery/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=26951602&page=4">over $15,000</a>!

  • Elvis Presley's Dirty Underwear

    A pair of soiled underwear worn by Elvis Presley found <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/elvis-presleys-bible-auction-94000-stained-underwear_n_1870575.html" target="_hplink">no takers</a> at an auction, though originally they were expected to fetch <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/elvis-dirty-underwear-up-_n_1832904.html" target="_hplink">as much as</a> $16,000.

  • Virgin Mary Sandwich

    <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4034787.stm">According to BBC News</a>, a cheese sandwich claiming to have the image of the Virgin Mary was sold on eBaby for $28,000.

  • John Lennon’s Toilet

    A toilet once belonging to John Lennon was sold for $14,740, according to <a href="http://money.ca.msn.com/savings-debt/gallery/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=26951602&page=3">MSN Money</a>.

  • A Spot In A Wedding

    To help pay for her wedding, one woman took matters into her own hands and auctioned off one of her <a href="http://hamptonroads.com/2008/06/money-cant-buy-love-how-much-be-wedding">bridesmaids spots.</a>

  • A Soul

    A woman from Albuquerque put her soul up for sale on eBay with bids starting at $2,000. "What I'm gonna deliver is the opportunity for someone to save my soul," the woman promised, according to <a href="http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2677763.shtml">KOB Eyewitness News 4</a>.

  • Rob Swanson's Mustache

    Nick Offerman--who plays Ron Swanson on NBC'S "Parks & Recreation" <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/18/ron-swansons-mustache-auction_n_1802851.html">put his mustache up for auction</a> to help raise money for the pediatric cancer charity Because of Ezra.

  • Bonnie and Clyde Guns

    These guns once in the possession of notorious gangsters Bonnie and Clyde when they were killed were sold for a total of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/bonnie-and-clyde-guns-auction-new-hampshire_n_1928493.html#slide=1584916">$1.1 million dollars</a>.