A Bangladeshi taxi driver in New York City has gone out of his way to track down the person who left thousands of dollars in cash in the back of his cab.
Mukul Asadujjaman, a medical student, drove nearly 80km (50 miles) to an address he found with the money.
He left his phone number when he found no-one at home. The money belonged to an Italian grandmother visiting the US.
Mr Asadujjaman was offered a reward, but he turned it down saying that as a devout Muslim he could not accept it.
Felicia Lettieri, of Pompeii, Italy, and six relatives had taken two cabs on Christmas Eve, Newsday newspaper reported.
Mrs Lettieri, 72, left her handbag behind, with more than $21,000 of the group’s travelling money, jewellery worth thousands more, and some of their passports.
Her sister, Francesca Lettieri, 79, of Long Island, said the honest driver had saved her family’s vacation.
”We really love what he did,” she said.
A gracious Asadujjaman was quoted by the newspaper as saying that he may be broke, but he was also honest.
”My mother is my inspiration. She always said to be honest and work hard.”
BBC:s historia om den ??rlige taxicahuff??ren som hittade 21.000 dollar i sin bil och returnerade pengarna till den r??ttm??tiga ??garen har v??ckt positiv uppm??rksamhet ute i v??rlden. Och visst ??r det ju en gullig och trevlig historia ??? men den v??cker ocks?? fr??gor, som:
??? ??r det inte lite hemskt att vi f??rv??ntar oss s?? lite av v??ra medm??nniskor att vi blir s??d??r ??verraskat glada ??ver en s??n h??r solskenshistoria?
??? ??r det inte en sj??lvklarhet att man ska f??rs??ka ??terb??rda folks tillh??righeter? Och:
??? Har de ingen hittegodsbyr?? i New York?
N??ja, all heder ??t Mukul Asadujjaman som gjorde det enda r??tta. Och all heder ??t hans mamma: ???be honest and work hard???. Gulligt.