House clearers do the right thing
House clearers found more than £70,000 worth of bonds in an empty home in the US - and handed the lot over to the rightful owners.
Leo Guarente was cleaning out the home of the Marie Veloso's late mother in Saugus, Massachusetts, when he came across 21 US savings bonds.
"All of a sudden, there was this envelope and I looked in it and it said thousand dollars bonds on it," he said.
Each of the 21 savings bonds cost $1,000 when they were bought in 1972 - but are now worth $114,000, reports CBS Local news.
Mr Guarente told Mrs Velosa that he had found something interesting in the house - but didn't go into details.
Instead, he surprised her on the doorstep with the news that she was suddenly a lot richer than she thought.
"I was nervous. I knew I was going to change this woman's life for the better," Mr Guarente said. "It warms my heart to know that I helped someone."
Mrs Velose could say only: "We're shocked - overwhelmed,", while her brother added: "It's Christmas come early."
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what do you think?
What a great storey. In this day and age when most people are hell bent on lookikng out for No. 1 it's good to hear that some poeple still have moral values. nice one Leo
Aww! What a lovely story! :-)
Beer Hochschule Rhein Waal
Mr Guarente, I hope you get extra business out the free publicity, you deserve it.
nice one! maybe u can come clean my place too.. i might be lucky aye?xDDD, good job , no kidding, hope they use em wise.