Students Return $40K Found in Thrift Store Couch

College students in upstate New York tracked down the original owner and delivered the cash to her.
1:36 | 05/15/14

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Three college kids in upstate New York got a tremendous surprise when they bought -- old couch at a thrift store. After a couple weeks they realized I was feeling really lumpy so they -- over the cushions they found a plastic bag inside. They pulled out the first envelope then another one. And then another one take -- -- you think -- it's either drugs or money. And -- -- freak out. -- running neck Italian open and it's it's a stack of hundreds and fifties we pulled it out of a couch right. And we're reaching out right. But we're shaking -- -- -- like I swear like look -- the first thing aleris I think she's a block of north. Well they've -- lock the doors because they found forty. Thousand dollars. What would you do well they eventually found deposit slip with -- name of -- 91 year old woman on it. That was the owner of the couch before hand. They just knew they had to find your and they did and they returned all of that cash they received to reward for doing the right thing. And you could just see I mean they were such. -- tremendous people because a lot of people keep that cash. Once they found her name they knew they had -- find it didn't hesitate as a group altogether they say this is the right thing to do and apparently. The woman was -- and her children donated. That's not yeah it is not knowing -- -- -- -- this stuff in the money in -- couldn't. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- screaming lot. Yeah.

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