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

by Rachel Alexander | December 20, 2015 12:41 pm

Geery[1]What 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.[2]

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.


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