Man Finds $500 At The ATM, Explanation To Bank Causes Them To Take Immediate Action
FaithTap Staff 12/17/2015
There are still good, honest people in this world. One man's charitable act for an elderly woman has turned into a holiday inspiration for others to follow suit.Bobby Puryear was getting ready to use the ATM machine at his local bank, when he noticed $500 left behind. Bobby decided to do the right thing and take the money inside in hopes that it could be returned to the rightful owner.
Finding The Owner
The teller was confused when Bobby explained what had happened, even her manager did not know what to do with the money. Bobby suggested they try to find out the previous user of the ATM and return the money.
A Thankful Woman
The following day, Bobby received a call from the bank manger explaining he was on a three-way phone conversation with the owner of the $500. It was a 92 year old elderly woman named Edith, she was so very thankful that Bobby had turned in the money.
Giving Great Thanks
She explained that she was taking out the money to pay her $480 rent and that she wanted to reward Bobby with the extra $20 for his good deed. Bobby could not believe this woman wanted to give up the only money she had left to thank him. He told her absolutely not, and to have a good day!
The Good Deed Grows
After he got off the phone, he began to think about how little money this woman has to survive each month. He decided to call back the bank manager and have him transfer $200 of his own money into Edith's account. The rest of the branch got wind of Bobby's idea and decided to donate money too. The bank then transferred $500 into Edith's account as an early Christmas gift!
Kindness In Action
Since then, Bobby said on his Facebook page that he has invited Edith to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Also, she has been set up with Meals On Wheels to insure she has a hot meals delivered to her each week! This story is a great example of how much one small act of kindness can help someone in need.
The Season Of Giving
Bobby's actions were so very honorable, drawing the attention of both local television news stations and internet publishers from around the globe. We can only imagine what a surprise and relief the donations were for Edith! A brilliant woman once said, "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone might do the same for you." One good deed can inspire another, which can inspire several more still. Kindness is contagious!