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Teen Stumbles Upon Purse Filled With $10,000 Cash, Then Hunts Down The Owner To Return It All

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

Can you honestly say you would have done the same thing?

A high school student in California just took the title “Good Samaritan” to a whole new level by returning a purse that had $10,000 inside!

Rhami Zeini, 16, was driving home from school in Santa Barbara when he spotted the purse by the side of the road. He pulled over and opened it up, finding more cash than he’d ever seen in his life.

After discussing the find with his parents, Rhami decided to do the right thing and take the bag to the sheriff’s office. The authorities were quickly able to track down the owner and get the cash and possessions returned.

“In a world where we are bombarded with bad news, we are excited to share a positive story with you,” wrote the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.

“Thank you Rhami for doing so many things right from observing the purse in the first place, stopping to get it, contacting your parents for help and for turning it in… Rhami said he was just doing what he would want someone else to do if he lost something valuable.”

Now if you’re worried about Rhami not being rewarded for his actions, fret not: The owner of the purse, who believes she left it on top of her car and drove off, gave Rhami $100 for his efforts!

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