ESSENCE Poll: If You Found A Bag of Cash, What Would You Do?

This past weekend, a homeless man named Glen James stumbled upon a large sum of money.

James, who’s been homeless for the past five years and lives at a Boston shelter, according to the Boston Globe, noticed an unattended bag containing $2,400 in cash and $39,500 in traveler’s checks.

Upon his discovery, James promptly handed over the bag to authorities who returned the bag to a Chinese student visiting Boston. James, who claims to have worked at the courthouse for 13 years and who suffers from Meniere’s disease, didn’t think twice about keeping the cash. He believes God has always worked in his favor. “Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny of the money found,” he said in a handwritten statement. “God has always very well looked after me.”

James lives off the spare change people donate and food stamps. “It’s just nice to have some money in one’s pockets so that as a homeless man I don’t feel absolutely broke all time,” he shared.

As a thank you for his good actions, Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis awarded James with a citation.

What would you do if you found a large sum of money? Would you be a good Samaritan and return it? Take our poll below and explain your answer.

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