Homeless man returns wallet full of cash and gets an unexpected reward from the owner

Despite all the negative things happening around us, there are still tidbits of sunshine springing through a seemingly endless cloudy skies. One perfect example for this is this heartwarming moment that happened in Thailand.

A homeless man named Waralop, 44, from Thailand, only had nine baht (28 pennies) in his possession when he came across a Hermes wallet with 20,000 baht ($623) and credit cards inside.

Rather than taking advantage of the situation to buy some food for himself by using the money he found, he went straight to the local police station, handed the expensive brown wallet back with the money still inside and left.

His good-hearted actions did not go unnoticed by the owner of the wallet.

In a report by Metro, the owner named Niity Pongkriangyos, 30, was so happy when police told him they’d found his wallet, he instantly offered Woralop a job at his factory in Bangkok.

Nitty said: “I was totally surprised when the police told me they had my wallet as I didn’t even know I’d lost it. My first reaction was ‘wow’, if it was me in that position with no money I probably would have kept it. But he was homeless and had just a few coins in his pocket and still handed it in. That shows a good, honest person. Just the kind of staff we need.”

Initially, the 30-year-old businessman offered Waralop a 2,000 baht ($62) reward but  then decided to make the job offer. Woralop’s new job comes with accommodation plus a 11,000 baht ($343) salary.

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According to Waralop, he had seen Nitty drop his wallet from a distance while he was sleeping at a subway station. He tried to catch up with his but he failed that is why he just decided to hand it over to the police.

Waralop also expressed his thanksgiving to NItty and his girlfriend for the kindness they showed him. He said, “I’m so grateful to be given this chance to turn my life around. Having a clean bed to sleep in makes me so happy now. I want to thank Nitty and Tarika for the kindness they have both shown to me.”