An Applebee’s server found $32,000 – more than he earns per year – in a bag and he did this with it

An Applebee’s server found $32,000 – more than he earns per year – in a bag and he did this with it

GeeryWhat would you do if you found a bag full of cash? Some people wouldn’t say anything and would keep the cash. Others might try to return it for a reward and fawning media coverage. Not one young man who works as a waiter at Applebee’s in Fresno, Calif., who found a bag full of more money than he makes in a year, $32,000.

The Daily Mail reports,

Brian Geery, 33, said he found a canvas pouch at a table in the restaurant where he works in Fresno after a family finished eating, and noticed a rectangular shape inside.

He showed the pouch to his manager, who suggested it might contain medicine, and at his boss’s suggestion Geery opened the pouch to check.

The rectangular shape was in fact a stack of bills.

‘I couldn’t believe it, I’d never seen so much cash in my life before,’ Geery said.

Carrie Hellyer, Applebee’s regional director, said Geery declined a reward from the family, and initially withheld his name from media outlets wishing to cover the story.

‘He just said that he did it because it was the right thing to do and he didn’t want the right thing being overwhelmed by anything else,’ Hellyer said.

Geery turned the pouch into police, who then returned it to a very worried family, Bertha Gonzalez and her daughter Erica. It contained all their savings from their restaurant business and rental properties. The family says they still want to give Geery a reward, but this young man is so pure hearted he will likely continue to refuse it. Wish more people were like him, the world would be a much better place.


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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