There have been a lot of people returning lost belongings lately, and every story seems to make the world brighter.
This week, two tourists in Daytona Beach, Florida went out for a swim in front of their Super 8 Motel on Sunday evening, and discovered a pile of credit cards, jewelry, towels and shoes, along with a staggering $13,000 in cash left behind. They promptly turned it all over to the police.
WPTV.com reports that Darlene Curley, 44, and her 16-year-old daughter were visiting from Etowah, Tennessee, and found the fortune on the sand with no contact information.
Their biggest concern was for the safety of the missing person.
"We were worried somebody might have drowned, or something could have happened to them on the beach," Curley told WPTV. "We wanted to make sure they got all their money back because we knew that could have been all the money that they had."
Beach Safety Ocean Rescue stored the items inside a lifeguard station to dry, and eventually tracked down the owner, who was unharmed. She called Curley to thank her, and that, it appears, was the real reward.
Curley said, "I'm glad she got her money back and her belongings, and that she was safe."