nyc cab driver returns $21,000 to passenger

i stole this story from my new favorite blog: seeing good, the bright side of life.

Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a story on msnbc that warmed my heart. Felicia Lettieri, a 72-year old woman from Italy, visited NYC with her family this holiday season. On Christmas Eve, she left her purse in a taxi. That accessory held $21,000 to finance her trip with 6 relatives. Police told her not to hold out hope of getting that money back. Call it cynicism or realism in a troubled economy, but for one reason or another they assumed whoever found that purse would take the money and run. They were wrong. The cabbie, Mukul Asaduzzaman, drove about 50 miles to a Long Island address he’d found in the purse. No one was home, so he left his phone number and a note that read: “Don’t worry Felicia…I’ll keep it safe.” Mukul told the N.Y. Post, “When I was 5 years old, my mother told me, ‘Be honest, work hard and you will raise your station.” It seems to me his “station” is a lot higher than he realizes. Just a simple reminder people are good. All you need to do to see it is stay open: open heart, open mind, open eyes.

Tales from the Bright Side on January 12th, 2010 by Lori Deschene

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i love this town!

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“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can”
 John Wesley

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