When Melissa Henshaw boarded a bus in Halifax and sat in her usual seat at the back, she noticed something unusual.
Laying on one of the seats was a wallet stuffed with nearly $3,000 Canadian and American bills.
Now, if anyone else found that wallet, they probably would’ve contemplated pocketing the money. Or at least, some of the money. But Henshaw took the wallet right up to the bus driver and asked for it to be logged in the Halifax Transit’s lost and found. She then put out a call out on Facebook to help reunite the wallet with its owner:
Not surprisingly, her kindness surprised some people.
“When I dropped her off, I told her she had restored my faith in humanity,” the Halifax Transit driver told The Chronicle Herald. “The gentleman got his wallet back from the lost and found, and I hope he calls this girl to say thank you.”
Naturally, Henshaw was delighted at the news.
Unfortunately, the man who the wallet belonged to could not be identified, and it’s unclear whether or not he and Henshaw ever spoke after the fact. But she told The Herald that she’s just happy the money is back in its rightful hands.
“Taking that money never crossed my mind. When it came down to it, it was just what had to be done,” she said.