A 7-year-old boy in Boston found $8,000 dollars at a park and returned the money to its rightful owner.
Aiden Wright was with his uncle at Memorial Park in Salem Saturday morning when he made the discovery, CBS Boston reported.
“I ran up the slide and there was this black checkbook, and I opened it up and found $8,000 in it and brought it to my uncle,” Aiden told the news station.
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Aiden and his uncle, Daniel Wright, decided to do the right thing and turn the money in to police.
Authorities learned the money belonged to Elias Santos, a contractor who was at the park earlier playing with his kids. Santos told the news station the money accidentally fell out of his pocket while he was going down the slide.
“I am so grateful because we don’t have people like this no more,” Santos said.
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Santos gave the 7-year-old boy $100 to thank him for his honesty. Aiden’s mother, Ellen Wright, said she was proud of her boy.
“We go to Sunday school and he’s been taught to do the right thing,” Wright said. “This shows the lessons had been learned and we are so proud.”
As for his own newfound fortune, Daniel told the Boston Herald that Aiden plans on using the reward money to buy coins.