What would you do if you came across a wallet with $1500 in cash? Would you take it all? Skim something off the top? Leave it there? It’s easy to answer the question hypothetically—do the right thing and find the owner to return the full amount.
But 18-year-old Tyler Opdyke from Elk Grove did just that earlier this week when he noticed a wallet in a drive way while passing out flyers for his uncle’s business. He said he noticed something shiny, the money clip, and picked up the wallet. It contained a, for lack of a better term on my end, butt load of cash as well as multiple credit cards.
“I just really thought about what I would want someone to do if I were to drop my wallet. and then I thought about the house. I thought about the family who lived there.,” Tyler told CBS 13.
Video footage shows Tyler flashing the wallet into the sercurity camera of wallet owner’s home, then leaving it under the door mat. He later returned to check on the money when the family came out to thank him.
“I had no clue had dropped his wallet or how much cash he had carried and was stuck in there,” said Melissa Vang, whose husband owns the wallet.
To show their gratitude, the Vang’s rewarded Tyler with $150 and his good deed has gone viral.