Sunday, October 4, 2015

Learning a very important lesson

Aiden Wright, 7, was playing on the sliding board at a park in Salem, MA., recently when he noticed a check book with an envelope tucked inside. He showed it to his uncle, Danny Wright, who recalled on Facebook that "I peeked into the envelope and immediately told Aiden, 'Buddy, we're going to be learning a very important lesson today." The envelope contained $8,000 in cash. After taking this picture to remember the discovery, they turned everything over to local police.
                                                                                                        Photo by Danny Wright
The officer took down Aiden's contact information and the boy left, only to be called back to the station 20 minutes later. The checkbook's owner had arrived and wanted to thank Aiden personally.

The owner, Elias Santos, had taken his two children to the playground after being paid for a contracting job. He didn't realize the money was missing until police called him. "I'm so grateful," he said, "because we don't have people like this (anymore)." As a reward for honesty, he gave Aiden $100. His uncle said Aiden is a naturally caring boy. After he and Santos hugged at the police station, as Santos was leaving, Aiden called after him, "Be careful going down the slide."

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