A Fresno, California, Salvation Army volunteer in need of his own turn of fortune found $125,000 that fell from a Brinks truck on Tuesday -- and he gave it back.
Joe Cornell, who told outlets he's in rehab and had just $1 for lunch that day, told the Fresno Bee he began to shake when he came upon the loot.
"Everything was going through my mind -- the good devil/bad devil thing. What to do?" he told the outlet. "I have a grandbaby due any time, my fourth. I thought, 'What would I want her to think of me?' That made up my mind right there. I got on my radio and called my boss. 'Hey, I found a bag of money.'"
KMPH reported that Cornell's wife was so proud that she cried.
Brinks was so grateful that it donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army and gave $5,000 to Cornell, the Bee noted in an update.
For his good deed, Cornell joins the likes of Tyler Gedelian, a Goodwill worker who found $43,000 in the pocket of a donated robe and returned it all.
We should be thankful there are honest guys like these two around.
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