A Durham, North Carolina, homeless teenager found a $500 money order and did the right thing: He returned it to its rightful owner.
Montrez Jeffries, 18, said it was his mother’s advice that led him to return the money order.
“My mom always said do to others what I’d want them to do to me,” Jeffries said. “I feel like if somebody found something that I had dropped and it had my name on it, I’d want them to take it back to somebody so they could give it back to me.”
Jeffries told the Durham Rescue Mission Center for Hope, where he currently lives and works, about the money order. The staff found its owner, a person who works two jobs, and returned it to her—she asked to not be identified but was very grateful.