Huffington Post Good News reported the story of 8-year old Abbie Jackson from Maine. She spotted a green silk purse in a local store which included the cash (some $4,000!!), jewelry, a debit card with the name "Ra Rim" and a Cambodian currency. Instead of planning to keep the cash to buy candies and toys, she insisted her parents to search for the owner at the store before handing it to the police for safekeeping.
The purse belongs to Ra Rim, a former prisoner during the Khmer Rouge regime. She didn't trust the bank and that's why she kept her cash in her purse and was doing some last-minute shopping she's doing as she is returning back to Cambodia for a visit. Ra Rim met the family over lunch and hugged the little girl.
Abbie's mother told Yahoo's Shine, "A lot of people have asked us why Abbie gave the money back," her mother explained to Shine. "But we always taught our kids, 'whatever is in your heart, you do the right thing.' And it has paid off."
The story didn't end there. Abbie's remarkable act has garnered some local attention and the Bank of Maine is rewarding Abbue with an all-expense ticket to attend Justin Bieber's concert on November 10th, in Boston.
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Source: Huffington Post's Good News
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