An employee at Goodwill finds a donated sweater worth $42,000 and returns it.

An Oklahoma Goodwill worker, Andrea Lessing, demonstrated honesty when she discovered $42,000 hidden in a donated sweater. While sorting through items in Norman, she initially mistook the bundled cash for books wrapped in worn-out sweaters. Realizing it was genuine money, she didn’t hesitate to do the right thing.

Lessing, a firm believer in karma, asked her manager to return the money to its rightful owner. With some investigative work, they identified the donor and returned the funds. The anonymous owner rewarded Lessing with a $1,000 prize for her honesty, highlighting the power of karma and the cycle of generosity.

While finding money in donated items isn’t uncommon, this extraordinary act of honesty serves as a reminder that integrity and ethics matter, especially in situations involving mistaken donations. It’s a heartwarming example of how doing the right thing can be its own reward.