Man Returns Lost Wallet Containing $10k And Receives a Sweet Reward

A heartwarming story that reminds us that not all meaningful rewards come in the form of cash.

When Michael King left his wallet containing $10k on his bumper, he never could have imagined someone would find it, return it, and expect nothing in return. King had just taken money out from the bank to cover a business debt. “I just took the withdrawal that day, and I don’t know what compelled me to leave it on the bumper of the truck,” King told the Seattle Times.

Luckily for King, Steve Harrison, a Washington state native, was the one to find his lost property. Harrison, who was driving in the opposite direction, noticed something floating in the breeze and quickly realized it was cash. He pulled over and snatched it all up, finding King’s wallet in the process.

His first order of business after finding the wallet containing a total sum of $10,003 was to return it to the rightful owner.

“I never took seriously the notion of keeping it,” Harrison told the Seattle Times. “It’s just simpler to do the right thing. Once I realized that there was an ID involved, I knew I would return the money.”

After the two arranged a meeting, King realized he was unable to offer Harrison a financial reward. Instead, King brought along a jar of homemade applesauce, one that was made with love by his family.

King’s culinary gifts to Harrison aren’t stopping there. He has also promised to share some home-smoked salmon, homemade blueberry jam, along with other sweet treats.

“I am just flabbergasted that it didn’t get picked up by somebody else. It would have crippled us to have that amount of money disappear,” King says of his gratitude towards Harrison.

Though some people might be a bit let down by the lack of financial reward for such an amazing act of honesty, King’s gifts are sure to leave Harrison with a sweet taste in his mouth and remind him just how meaningful his actions were.