Acts of true honesty and doing the right thing should always be praised, which is why we're so glad this Boston cab driver is getting a much-deserved moment of fame. His name is Raymond "Buzzy" MacCausland, and when he picked up a fare on Friday afternoon, he never expected the shocking thing he'd find in his backseat after the passenger got out.
When he looked in back, he found a backpack, so he opened it. Inside? A truly jaw-dropping amount of money--a whopping $187,00 in cash--which he immediately put back into the bag. He then did something not many people in his position might do: drove straight to the police station to turn the money in and hopefully locate its rightful owner.
"I opened the bag and I saw 3 bundles of money," Buzzy told reporters. "I said 'I'm going to the police station'."
At Boston Police Headquarters, MacCausland, of Middleton, N.H., helped officers by describing his passenger--who, it turns out, was in the process of contacting the station for help in finding his missing money.
And when you hear the man's reason for carrying around that much cash, you'll know why this is an even happier ending.
Turns out, the passenger was a homeless man whose father had just passed away. The man had just received and cashed in his inheritance from his dad--the nearly $200,000--and was able to prove without a doubt that the money was his. The homeless man even gave Buzzy a tip of $100 to thank him for his honesty.
We're pained to think of what might have happened to this homeless man if anyone else other than a good, honest man like Buzzy had found the money. Our hats are off to him!