- When Landon Melvin set to wash his father's car, he had no idea there was a stash of cash inside
- Upon finding the package, he insisted that they return the money to the family that sold them the secondhand car
- The owners of the money rewarded him with KSh 108k for the good deed and honesty
For 9-year-old Landon Melvin, cleaning his dad's car was just another regular chore he had been assigned.
It is only when he looked under the floorboard that he saw a brown enveloped package that changed the chore for the better.
When he informed his father Michael about the find, he brushed it aside without much thought.
"I was cleaning my dad's car when I looked under the floorboard and I found a package. I told my dad and he said, 'whatever,'" the youngster said.
Landon's father explains that he thought the envelope contained someone's paperwork which was not anything he wanted to follow up on.
For some reason, Landan was convinced the envelope was important so he imposed it on his adamant father.
It is only when he took interest in the envelope that it occurred to Michael his son had found a stash of money.
"I look at him and run inside. I go upstairs. I start calling my wife, 'Hey, babe, you got to check this out!'" And that's when we dump it on the bed and money falls over the bed," revealed Michael.
The story began in September 2020 when the family acquired a secondhand Chevrolet Suburban, unaware that under the floorboard was $5000 (R69 700).
WRTV reports that when Melvin saw just how much money he had found, he insisted that they call the owners and give it back.
"It never crossed my mind. I immediately thought, 'Who does this belong to?'" Melvin said.
Upon ringing the family which owned the car before them, they offered him $1000 (R13 000) as a reward for his kind gesture.
"We went back out and checked all the rest of the floor mats. What else is hidden in these vehicles? I will check," added Michael.
The 9-year-old is yet to decide what he will do with his reward, but he reiterated that he is still thinking of whatever he will purchase.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that a man known as Joseph James Nantomah has taken to his Instagram account to reveal how he helped a lady recover her money from some scam syndicate.
In a post on Wednesday, April 28, the man said he drove for hours after $32,000 was sent into his account.
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