Would you exchange $10,000 for a jar of applesauce?
That was the reward for one Washington state man for returning ten grand he serendipitously found in the road to its rightful owner.
Michael King had just taken out the money from the bank to cover a business debt he owed. For whatever reason, he was so distracted, he accidentally left his wallet on his vehicle before cranking up the engine and heading home.
Meanwhile, Steve Harrison, who was heading in the opposite direction noticed something floating in the breeze. Quickly realizing it was cash, he pulled over and snatched it up. He found King’s wallet as well.
After pulling into a Costco parking lot, Harrison counted the money and had one hundred $100 bills and three singles for a total of $10,003. His next order of business was to track down King and returning his bankroll and wallet.
When the two arranged to meet, King gave Harrison a jar of homemade applesauce—which he told Harrison was made with love and care by his family. And King isn’t stopping there with his gratitude. Harrison has been promised home-smoked salmon, homemade blackberry jam, and many more tasty treats in his future besides.