Honest Driver Returns Cash to Newlyweds

David and Ashley Marasco of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania were driving away from their wedding reception when a motorist pointed out a photo album that had been left on top of their trunk. An envelope containing $3,600 in cash was missing from it! Meanwhile, a a real estate appraiser named Brennan Breene was driving home from a visit with his mother. He saw an envelope in the middle of Washington Pike with money visible. Breene cautiously retrieved the envelope.
"If nobody claimed it, I guess I would've kept it," he said, a thought he barely entertained after he took the package home and counted it. "I figured, in a couple of days, I'd go to the police with it."

So, he said, he looked for news reports about lost money. Scanning the Internet Monday morning, he found a report on the WPXI-TV website about the lost wedding money.

"I come from a big Irish Catholic family, and my parents kind of instilled in us to do the right thing," said Mr. Breene.

Within minutes of having read the news report, Mr. Breene went to Bridgeville police to turn it in.

The bride's mother was at the police station, and was very thankful to see the money. She couldn't believe such an honest person had found it. Link -Thanks, Tiffany!

(Image credit: Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)

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Robin, I don't think they're mutually exclusive, nor do I think that was his intention. He was just explaining why he didn't run away with $3,600 in cash.
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Even in third world countries like Argentina where living conditions are quite hard there are reports of taxi or bus drivers returning large sums of money ranging from just a couple of hundred to 35K (http://www.rpp.com.pe/2009-04-24-taxista-argentino-devuelve-35-000-dolares-a-pareja-de-pensionados-noticia_177543.html)
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This is all the world needs to be a better place. Little acts of heroism. Not grand gestures (though those don't hurt). It is the smallest act of kindness that sends waves out in all directions to magnitudes that are impossible to understand.

There was a commercial that has been airing up until recently where someone saw another person perform a tiny act of heroism, so he did one, and someone saw that and did one in perpetuity.

Of all the good man has done throughout the ages, I think you'll find the greatest accomplishments came in tiny intervals.
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