In an act of pure honesty 62-year-old Michael Marino returned a wallet containing about $2200 to its owner.
Marino found the wallet on Tuesday, and together with his friend Sam Kogon, tracked the owner by Wednesday. All they knew about the man who lost his wallet was his last name, Hernandez, and that his truck had recently broken down and he had the cash so he could buy a replacement truck.
After finally finding the owner, Hernandez gave Marino a big hug.
Marino received a $120 reward for his honesty, and immediately spent the money on food. By Saturday he was once again broke, but he says he has no regrets about returning the money.
He explained that he hopes his son, who is 27-years-old, will find out about his good deed so that, “my son would know I’m a hero.”
“I’ve been honest all my life,” he said, and giving back the money was “an easy decision.”