Doing the right thing always pays off, whether it be immediately, or years down the road. The former was true for Glen James, a homeless man who turned in a backpack filled with over $40,000 in cash and traveler’s checks. That’s right, he flagged down a police officer after he found the backpack at the South Bay Mall in Boston. The man who lost it told workers at a nearby store and they called police, who later returned the backpack to him. A good Samaritan, Ethan Whittington, started a fund for James on the crowdfunding site, and currently, over $123,000USD in donations have been made. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

According to Yahoo, “Whittington, a 27-year-old from Midlothian, who is an accounts manager for a marketing firm, said he decided to try to raise money for James after reading about his honesty. Now Whittington says he’s overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers.”