Homeless Man Turns in Bag of $40,000+, Prevents Massive TripFail

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Talk about a Good Samaritan.

Although reportedly homeless and needing money, an unidentified Boston man turned over a backpack filled with more than $40,000 in cash and travelers checks this weekend. After finding the bag near the South Bay Mall, the man flagged down a passing police officer to give him the backpack.

A Chinese national had reported the bag, which also contained his passport and other identifying papers, missing earlier in the day at a Best Buy store and later claimed it from police. There’s no word yet if the unnamed do-gooder was offered a reward.

It’s a safe bet the man’s trip was saved by this act of honesty and kindness. Has your vacation to a foreign country ever been saved with the help of a total stranger?