|Published:||Aug 03, 2012 12:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 04, 2012 4:56 AM EDT|
ROTONDA WEST, Fla. - A valuable package proved to be full of more than just memories. A widow in Rotonda West is celebrating a gift and the kindness of strangers.
90-year-old Evelyn Weiner had a film canister from the 1940s. Amazingly, much of the film was in color. It showed memories of younger years and cherished time with her late husband, Mickey.
Her family asked her to preserve the film, so she brought it to a local Walmart to have it digitized and converted to DVD. It was shipped to YesVideo in Georgia, where an employee opened the reel and found $3,100 inside.
YesVideo immediately contacted Evelyn and returned the money. While the secret stash was a surprise, Evelyn was not surprised where it came from. She said her husband likely put it there, saving up for a trip to Israel that they never got to take.
Evelyn was thrilled with the honesty of the company, and can't believe a stranger who could've pocketed the money gave it back
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