A Texas man thought he was being charitable, but ended up being a little too generous: Included in a donated pair of shoes to Goodwill was his wife's life savings.
A Goodwill volunteer who was arranging recently donated items came across something stuck inside an old shoe: a wad of 33 $100 bills stuffed in a black loafer.
The employee alerted Richard Lopez, who set aside the cash for seven days to see if someone would claim it. Richard Lopez told KPRC, "We have policies here at Goodwill. We want to make sure we're doing the right thing."
The "good will" of the workers, worked. According to local news station KPRC, Clarence Cope was at the store on the day a woman from Galveston came in to claim the cash, which she described in detail. "She was so grateful," he said. "She was crying."
She explained that her husband had not been aware that the old shoe had served a valuable purpose in the closet, more piggy bank than pump.
"We were so happy that we were able to get the money to the right person," Cope added.