Christian man finds R626k hidden in couch, returns it to owners

Christian man finds R626k hidden in couch, returns it to owners

A man made an astonishing discovery in a couch he bought for his 'man cave' and his reaction was inspiring.

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Howard Kirby bought a couch for his man cave in December. However, the man, who hails from the US, complained that one of the cushions was uncomfortable.

According to, Kirby's daughter decided to open it up and they made a startling discovery.

The daughter started pulling out money and they ended up with a total of $43 170 - which is an estimated R626 000.

Christian man finds R623k hidden in couch, returns it to owners

Photo credit: Left - Howard Kirby/Facebook. Right - CBS46.COM.
Source: Facebook

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While most people would keep the money, Kirby - who is a Christian - decided to do the right thing. Although he had no legal obligation to return the money, Kirby said it did not feel right to keep the cash.

He tracked down the person who donated the couch to the shop where it was bought, and Kirby found out it had been Kim Fauth-Newberry. learned the couch belonged to Fauth-Newberry's grandfather - who passed away the year before.

On 16 January, Kirby surprised Fauth-Newberry and he returned every cent of the money he found in her grandpa's couch.

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