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Man Found Thousands Of Dollars Inside An Old Couch From Thrift Shop And The Same Happened To 3 Roommates

Date January 31, 2020 15:08

All of us have seen miracle stories in movies and cartoons when people found treasure chests, but we considered it to be made up and not real.
But in fact, such stories happen in reality as well. For example, Howard Kirby found $43,000 inside the couch which he bought in the thrift store.

Treasure inside the couch

Howard once bought an old couch for only 70$ at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Owosso, one of his favourite places to shop. He considered it to be a good purchase, but he didn’t expect to find so much money inside.
He didn’t find money right away, as some time has passed since the moment he noticed that the couch is uncomfortable and it felt like there was something inside.


One day, Howard’s daughter decided to open it up and discovered thousands of dollars in cash.

GoFund me campaign

People were fascinated by Howard’s decision to find old owners of the couch and to return all money back. They decided to create a GoldFund me campaign and to reward his honesty. Not all people would do the same!
Howard Kirby’s kindness surprised people, and they were fascinated by his kind soul.
By the way, the similar story happened to three roommates. They also found thousands of dollars inside the old couch, and returned everything to the owner. Friends found a fortune inside the couch one day after watching a movie: they suddenly felt that there was something inside the pillow. Of course, nobody expected to find money, and it was a huge surpsise.

When we were in the bedroom our neighbors thought we won the lottery or something cause we were just screaming

Legal obligations

A lot of people faced situations when they found money and didn’t know what to do with them. What are the legal obligations for those people who found money?

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It turned out that every state has certain laws regarding these situations. The main goal is to identify the old owner and to return money or property back.
So, it is not legal to own someone else’s wallet in case you found one lying somewhere on the street.

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Howard Kirby became a real Internet sensation after his story went viral. He found thousands of dollars in cash inside the old couch, but returned everything to the old owner. Definitely not all people would do the same! He is so kind and honest. People were fascinated by his decision and created a GoFund me campaign to reward such an honest man.

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