Bismark Mensah, 32, didn't think twice about returning the $20,000 he found in a Walmart parking lot last October.
"My conscience wouldn’t allow it. I couldn’t even drive home if I did that," he told the Seattle Times.
The recent Ghanian immigrant was working part-time as a "courtesy associate" at a Federal Way, Washington, Walmart, making only about $640 every two weeks, when he spotted a white envelope sitting in a cart. It stuffed with cash: $20,000.
He immediately knew who it belonged to, as he had just been helping a couple load their merchandise into their vehicle's trunk. The envelope had fallen out of the woman's purse.
The couple was driving away when he found the small fortune.
So he flagged them down.
"I run after them. I think somebody heard me and signaled for them to stop," he told the Seattle Times. "She was like, 'Wow!' Tears are coming out. She took some money and tried to reward me. I said, 'No, no. I’m all right.'"
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