Quincy Stevenson, 11, brought a comic book to school and found a bank envelope that contained $160 in its pages. When he came home, he told his family about the money and Quincy’s father, Michael Stevenson, was able to identify who the money belonged to — his good friend Cory.
Cory had stashed the money away 22 years ago when he was saving up to buy a car. He noticed he was short more than $100 when he eventually purchased the vehicle, but now he knows where the money was.
As it turns out, the find couldn’t have been more timely. Cory and his wife were recently involved in a serious car accident and need the money to pay their bills.
“It makes me feel happy and sad, sad that I couldn’t keep it and happy that it helps him with his bills and stuff that he has,” Quincy, a newly initiated Boy Scout from Raytown, Missouri, told WDAF-TV.
Michael was happy his son was forthcoming about the money. “Yeah I am extremely proud, I mean this is the way I'm trying to raise my family,” Michael said.
The Stevenson family took the envelope to a bank for safekeeping, where the bills, which had a pre-1996 design, were exchanged for newer ones.
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