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Man finds, returns thousands found at Goodwill

Posted: 7:06 AM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 11:42:36Z

Jessee Diaz was working at a Goodwill in Southern California when he came across a box with some sort of fryer inside. 

When he opened it, he found 5 envelopes of cash with almost $50 thousand inside. 

He returned every penny. 

"I couldn't believe it for like a split second, I was like, this is a lot of money, is it even real? You know, are these bills even real? Diaz wondered.

The cash, $46,000, belonged to a 79-year-old woman whose husband had just died.

Her daughter-in-law took boxes to Goodwill to clear out clutter and didn't know the cash was inside.

"There's a lot of people who depend on us, and it's just the right thing to do, I didn't think twice," Diaz said.

The saved money was going to be used for a trip to Japan but, over time, the husband and wife saved more than what was needed for the journey.