Honesty is the best policy. And now, no one knows that better than Johnny "Thumper" Duckworth.
Duckworth, who works in a Colorado diner, has been down on his luck for quite some time. Not only does he not have his own permanent residence, he also has to ride his bike to work during the cold wintertime. But when the man in need stumbled upon $3,000 in cash on the floor of his workplace, he immediately turned the money over to his boss, Randy Emmons.
"I didn't think about the money," Duckworth said. "I was thinking about doing my job, getting it done."
Since the envelope containing the money also contained an ATM slip, Emmons was able to trace the money back to its rightful owner, Darrell Cox. When Cox got his money back, he stopped by the restaurant to reward Thumper with $300. And after that, Emmons decided that Duckworth deserved even more for his kindness. So he set up a GoFundMe page called "Tip Thumper," to raise $3,000 for him.
Now, they have surpassed the goal, with more than $28,000 raised, thanks to some good Samaritans out there. So his boss has something much more special planned.
"I never thought in a million years we would generate this much attention for Johnny," Emmons said. "Let's keep this going and we can get Johnny into permanent housing of his own."
via Huffington Post