A teenage hotel housekeeper from Wisconsin recently proved that there are still good people in this world.
Natasha Stone was cleaning a room at the hotel she works at when she came across $12,000 in cash.
Rather than pocket the money, Stone decided to report it and have it returned to the rightful owner.
“The karma thing — if you do bad things, karma is going to come back to get you, but if you do good things, like obviously good things happen and come in return,” Stone told WQOW.
General Manager for AmericInn Hotels and Suites Cathy Tepaske said she was proud of Stone for returning the money.
“People have a perception of younger people that they maybe don’t work as hard, or they may not be as honest, and I haven’t found that. I am very blessed and very fortunate to have a great group of people to work with,” she said.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Staff members said that after Stone returned the money to the front desk, they tried to get a hold of the man, who was not identified. They were never able to reach him.
However, he returned to the hotel the following day to see if the money had been turned in.
The hotel said the man was understandably relieved and rewarded Stone with $100 for her honesty.
Good for Stone for being honest when presented with a very tempting situation. If “character is what you do when nobody’s looking,” Stone certainly proved she is a young woman of character.
Stone deserves credit for returning such a life-changing amount of cash.
However, I can’t help but feel that the owner of the money probably could have given her a bigger reward than $100. That is a little insulting considering he was lucky that someone as honest as Stone found the money first.
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