What would you do if you happen to find thousands of dollars? Would you keep it, spend it or leave it where you found it? For a driver from California who decided to pull out on the street for an unattended bag, his life was changed forever.
Only another day
Sixteen-year-old Rhami Zeini drove home after class when he discovered something out of the ordinary. A black purse in the middle of the street caught his eye. After finding out that the purse contained $ 10,000, he knew he needed to find a way to return the property to the rightful owner.
Unable to find personal information in his purse to connect, Rhami asked his parents to drive him to the Sheriff Office in Santa Barbara County. Fortunately, an officer could tell who the purse belonged to and return it to the owner.
Temptation and gratitude
When Rhami was questioned about his actions, the senior junior at Laguna Blanca High School said, "If I had lost something with a considerable amount of money … I would certainly want it again."
Rhami was rewarded by the grateful owner with $ 100. It was strange that a purse filled with a considerable amount of cash could be given up. The owner assumed that she accidentally left her purse on the roof of her car before driving away.
Positive not unnoticed
In a world of negative news, it is a pleasant surprise when young people show honor. Teenagers often get a bad name. But Rhami Zeini's actions prove that some young people maintain their values rather than looking for a quick payoff.
Be honest and the empathy of empathizing with others caused Rhami not to go empty-handed. Others may have taken the money to buy or brag online social media, Instead, Rhami decided to be responsible and respectable.