A California-based veteran lost his wallet containing over $2,000 in rent money. Luckily for him, a high school senior from Freemont named Tommy O’Connor stumbled upon the money.
Instead of pocketing the money, O’Connor took it back to his high school. He never even considered doing anything other than the right thing. Anna Gomez, a paraeducator, and O’Connor took the wallet straight to the school principal. They located the Veteran’s ID card and delivered the wallet, complete with all his rent money, to the address on the card.
The veteran was very glad that the wallet was returned safe and sound.
O’Connor’s family, like many in the area, live on a fixed income and the money could have come in very handy. His mother sent him a text when she heard the news. “I’m very proud of you son. Wow your one in a million.”
O’Connor replied back to him mom, “You should be thanking yourself … You raised me.”
Well done, Tommy!
America Now reports:
A California teen returned a lost wallet filled with cash to its original owner, who turned out to be a military veteran.
According to Newsiosity, Tommy O’Connor, a high school senior, was at a 7-Eleven in Fremont, California buying a soda when he found a wallet on the ground. Much to his surprise, the wallet had $2,300 in cash inside.