7-Year-Old Boy Just Schooled The World On Honesty When He Found $8,000

He did the right thing.

A 7-year-old boy just proved that honesty is always the best policy.

Daniel Wright took his nephew Aiden to a local playground in Salem, Massachusetts on Saturday. While Aiden was on top of the slide on the playground, he found something incredible.


The 7-year-old located a checkbook with $8,000 in cash.

Now let's be honest: most people would probably just take the $8,000 and keep it. But Uncle Daniel wouldn't have it that way.

"Buddy, you're going to learn an important lesson today," Daniel said to Aiden.

Aiden and his Uncle took the checkbook and the $8,000 in cash to the Salem Police. Within a few minutes, the police contacted Elias Santos, the name of the person on the checkbook.  

Santos, a contractor, confirmed that the checkbook probably fell out of his pocket when he was playing with his kids at the playground earlier in the day.

"I was so grateful, you know, because we don't have people like this no more," Santos said about Aiden.

After receiving his lost money at the police station, the owner spoke to Aiden and rewarded him.

The owner gave Aiden $100 for his honesty.

Ellen Wright, Aiden's mother, was so happy that her son was honest.

"We go to Sunday school and he's been taught to do the right thing," she told CBS. "This shows the lessons that have been learned and we are so proud."

(H/T: ABC News)


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