A housekeeper at a Michigan hotel says she was just doing the right thing when she returned a purse containing $11,000 in cash to its rightful owner.
In a videotaped interview with 7 Action News (shown below), Dewayne Grann, the general manager at Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites, said he wasn’t surprised by housekeeper Brigid Murray’s selfless act.
“She is a true example of, the world is still a good place,” Grann said.
Murray reportedly found the purse in a drawer while cleaning the room of a couple she had spoken to earlier in the day. She knew they had checked out and told mlive.com that she had found purses and wallets before but never anything containing that much cash.
“Oh no, no, no. I remember seeing her that morning and speaking to her and not knowing that I was like a guardian angel to her,” Murray told mlive.com.
The money belonged to a couple identified only as Tony and Betty. They had reportedly checked into the hotel on their way to Kentucky, where they were moving to live closer to family.
Their son, Mark Springfield, told mlive.com that they didn’t realize the money was missing until they arrived in Louisville, Kentucky.
They called the hotel and were happy to learn that the purse and the money had been found. A cousin went to the hotel to retrieve the lost items and make arrangements to get the money to Kentucky.
Murray told 7 Action News that she was pleased to do the right thing.
“I'm just glad I was able to turn it in,” she said.
“I hope everything's working out fine for them in their new home,” Murray added to mlive.com.
Photo credit: Mark Springfield via mlive.com