Local teens take the high road at Coastal Cleanup
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) —
Two Spanish Fort High School freshman did something most probably wouldn't and NBC 15’s recognizing them for their good deed.
Cleaning up trash for community, Brady and Jacob uncovered a treasure.
“We saw some paper towels on the ground so we went to go over and pick them up and then that's when Brady found the money on the ground,” Jacob said.
“I saw just a big wad of cash. It kind of surprised me, like I didn't think that I was going to find something,” Brady said.
Wrapped in a rubber band, the 14 year-olds found a major chunk of change lying right along the causeway.
“It totaled up to $530,” Brady said.
Split it by two, Brady and Jacob could have walked away from their community service $265 richer. However, they made a decision to do the right thing.
Reporter: You just said your freshman in high school. Did it cross your mind that this is a big wad of cash, why don't I keep it?
Brady: No, because that wouldn't be the right thing to do and it would reflect badly on the key club community.
Jacob: At the end of the day it's not mine to keep and when something not yours you don't necessarily take it.
Given an opportunity to strike big, these boys took the high road, cleaning up the community in more ways than one.