No one likes to lose. Especially when the particular thing you’ve lost is a wad of bills adding up to nearly $4,000 in legal tender. That’s what almost happened to Michael Allen, who somehow mistook a folded shirt for a piggy bank. Yep, he decided his laundry was an appropriate place for safekeeping his cash.
He would have lost it for good, except that Saroj, the seamstress he found online, just happened to be honest. You can’t say that about every stranger with a Kijiji account.
Here’s what happened: Last month, Michael inadvertently dropped off his stuffed shirt, along a few others, to be tailored. When Saroj discovered the dough, she never even considered keeping it. “I don’t like that kind of money, stolen money. The hard-earned kind, that’s the kind I like,” she told a reporter (who, incidentally, misspelled her name… we at 50 Good Deeds do hope that doesn’t say anything about the authenticity of this feel-good story).
And here’s the best part. That hoard of money? Michael had earmarked it for an upcoming trip to Brazil. Not for a luxury hotel upgrade… but, rather, to buy toys for poor kids.
Can we say karma?