Honest young man refuses reward after returning over R35k in cash

Honest young man refuses reward after returning over R35k in cash

- A 23-year-old Bangladeshi citizen identified as Mossan Rasal has returned a wallet containing €2,000 (R32 479,52) without wanting a reward for it

- Rasal said he learnt the act of honesty from his family and he does not consider returning the money an extraordinary gesture

- The 23-year-old good Samaritan said he only hopes the owner of the wallet visits his shop and becomes a regular customer

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Mossan Rasal, a 23-year-old Bangladeshi citizen, returned a wallet holding €2,000 (R32 479,52) in cash on the street in Rome and has refused a reward for his action.

Briefly.co.za learnt that BBC News reported that he went immediately to the police after he saw the wallet on the ground on Friday, September 13.

Rasal owns a small stall in Central Rome and has been in the city, according to BBC, for seven years.

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Rome stall owner refuses reward for returning €2,000 he found on pavement, says he has not done anything extraordinary. Photo credit: BBC News

Rome stall owner refuses reward for returning €2,000 he found on pavement, says he has not done anything extraordinary. Photo credit: BBC News
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The police therefore arranged for the owner to come pick up the item. Though he was thanked for his action, the Good Samaritan however said that he did not do anything extraordinary.

Rasal said he never counted how much the money was when he picked it up, adding that he took the whole bunch to the police.

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"I didn't know the amount because I didn't count it, I just took everything to the [police] station," he said further.

His said his honesty was a thing he learnt in his family growing up. The police said the wallet held several contents like driver’s license, and other important papers.

Rasal said he would rather be happy if the wallet owner, who is also a local businessman, becomes a regular customer at his stall.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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