Canadians really have a way of living up to their honest, polite reputation.
All you have to do is look at the headlines coming out of our country: There was the store in Toronto that left its doors unlocked all night and not a penny was missing in the morning. There was the Nova Scotia resident who helped free an 80-year-old woman from plane crash wreckage. And then there was a guy in Alberta who went out of his way to help a lost Canada goose.
You’d think, by now, we’d be running out of good deeds. But it seems that just isn’t the case.
A housekeeper in Windsor, Ontario was tidying up a room at the downtown Days Inn last week when she came across a purse stuffed with $4,700 USD. It was enough money to buy her a nice vacation, or even put a down payment on a new car. But rather than pocket the funds, Jenn Zojac immediately took them down to the front desk.
“I grabbed [the purse] to check for ID and there was no ID but a ton of cash, so I brought it straight down to the front desk so we could get to them before they left,” she says in the video above.
The problem? The tourists had already left for Montreal. And apparently they had no idea their money was missing.
“I was surprised that these people did not call back in the next — you’d think they would call within 15 minutes or something. But there was no phone call at all — anything,” desk manager Sandy Rainone said.
Realizing there wasn’t much time, Rainone then contacted her manager, who was able to track down the tourists and return the money. Hotel staff say the group was so grateful, they gave Zojac “a nice reward” for returning it, although it’s not exactly clear how much.
We do have to admit, the fact that the group had $4,700 in cash in a purse with no ID and didn’t immediately notice the money was gone strikes us as a tad sketchy, but we won’t bother raising any eyebrows.
We’re just too nice for that.