A Boston cab driver returned a passenger’s backpack to him last week—which is lucky, since it contained $187,000.
The driver, Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland, said the customer was a homeless man who abruptly left the cab to meet a friend, leaving his backpack behind.
MacCausland waited 30 minutes for the man to come back, then drove to his hotel. But he needed the man’s name to find him, so he looked through the bag for some ID. What he found were three huge wads of cash.
“I opened the bag, I saw the most money I ever saw in my life,” the driver told WFXT.
Unable to find the man at his hotel, MacCausland went to the police. The passenger had already called the cops looking for his bag and was able to prove it was his. It turned out he had just cashed a huge inheritance but had forgotten it all in the cab.
Thanks to MacCausland, he got it all back—and MacCausland got a $100 reward.
“My mother always said do the right thing, you’ll be rewarded somewhere later, you know?” MacCausland said. “Maybe she’s right.”