Chelsey Walker found an envelope of cash on the counter next to the till at the Lethbridge McDonald's where she works.
Instead of using the money to fund a dream vacation, the store manager turned in the cash to local police.
"All I kept thinking was somebody somewhere was having a very bad day," Walker told the Calgary Sun.
"That could be somebody's rent or damage deposit or both, somebody needed that money for something. It's definitely a lot of money, somebody would have had a great week, or a trip to Las Vegas or Mexico."
Lethbridge police praised Walker for doing the right thing:
"Police wish to publicly commend the McDonald's staff member who turned the money in. Thank you for your honesty and integrity," the service said in a press release.
Walker won't divulge how much money was found. The rightful owner will be expected to identify the quantity of cash, the bank it came from, and/or provide a receipt from the transaction.
This isn't the first time Walker helped reunite a customer with valuable items. While working at another McDonald's a few months ago, she and her team found a purse containing cash and a passport among other valuables.