Acts of Kindness
Teen Finds Wallet With $2,300 In Cash - Returns It To Its Rightful Owner, A Veteran
The world would benefit so much from more people like this teen.
Inno Asuncion

Although you might have heard a story like this many times before, it still warms your heart. Someone finds a wallet full of money and rather than taking the money, they return it to its rightful owner. What’s even better is that they don’t expect a reward in return.

The latest version of this classic heartwarming story took place in Fremont, California, when Tommy O’Connor, a senior at Irvington High School, went across the street to a convenience store to buy a soda. That’s when he noticed a wallet on the ground. It was full with $2,300 in cash.

Tommy told KPIX-TV, “I didn’t count it when I saw it. I just thought it was probably someone’s rent or something.”

Tommy immediately returned the aide to the teacher’s aide at the high school, who was able to locate the rightful owner – a veteran.

When Tommy’s mother, Sherry, heard of the great deed her son did, she sent him the following text message.


To which, Tommy responded:


When I read this conversation, I immediately broke down into tears. How awesome is this?

To make the story even more impressive is the fact that Tommy’s family isn’t in the best financial situation. They are currently living month-to-month on a fixed income. Tommy didn’t even have enough money to buy lunch the day before.

He did receive $50 as a reward for returning the wallet.

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By Inno Asuncion
Inno Asuncion is the Editor-in-Chief at Shareably. Inno is based in San Francisco and can be reached at