11/18/2012 01:11 pm ET

$3,300 Found Stashed In Donated Shoe At Texas Goodwill

A Texas man recently donated a pair of shoes to Goodwill without realizing that his wife had stuck their entire life saving's inside.

According to KPRC Houston, Richard Lopez the manager at the Goodwill store in Webster, Tex., said an employee was arranging recently-donated items on shelves and noticed something stuck inside a shoe.

"Quite a large wad of $100 bills," Lopez told KPRC.

The roll of cash amounted to a whopping $3,300.

The employee alerted Lopez who set the money aside for seven days to see if anyone claimed it -- and a woman from Galveston (who wished to remain anonymous) did.

"She was so grateful," Clarence Cope, a store employee who was present when the woman came to collect the cash, said. "She was crying."

"We have policies here at Goodwill," Lopez said of the employees' good deed. "We want to make sure we're doing the right thing."

"We were so happy that we were able to get the money to the right person," Cope added.

Watch the video above, courtesy of KPRC and 12 News Now.

The Webster Goodwill employees aren't the only ones who recently found treasure in a secondhand store.

In April two boys from New York discovered the war medals of a Cherokee hero in an antique store. According to The Huffington Post, Michael and Mauro Mazarriello were able to track down the family of the Korean War hero, Charles George. Sixty years after George died during military service to the United States, the medals were finally reunited with his family at a Veteran's Day ceremony on the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds in North Carolina on Monday.

Deb Thompson went to her local Goodwill in Coon Rapids, Minn. in June in search of some bargain capri pants. She was able to find some stylish pants that happened to included a diamond ring in the pocket -- a ring one jeweler in St. Paul appraised at somewhere between $5,000 and $6,500, reported The Huffington Post.



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