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Young boy finds stack of cash worth €72,000 in a river

At such a young age, this little boy from Austria is already facing a weighing dilemma. Passersby witnessed how the boy stood before the second-largest river in Europe, as if contemplating to jump in the inviting current. Little did they know that the young boy’s keen eye spotted something valuable in the bottom of the Danube River.

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Unbeknownst to the concerned people, the little boy was staring intently at the mounds of cash dumped in the river. The bills consisted of €100 to €500 bills, which were all scattered at the bottom of the banks. After seeing this, the young boy took a moment to ponder on his fortunate discovery.

What would you do if you were in his position? Would you be tempted to keep the money for yourself, or would your moral compass choose otherwise? For this boy, the answer is quite simple. Despite being faced with an astounding amount of cash, his honesty prevailed.

photo by: SLipTalk
photo by: SLipTalk

Soon enough, local authorities were alerted to investigate on the scene. The police came upon the little boy, who confessed of discovering the bills in the river. Instead of claiming it as his own, the boy truthfully told the police what happened.

photo by: SLipTalk
photo by: SLipTalk

In order to retrieve the bills, professional divers were called to the scene. After making sure that every last bill has been picked up, local authorities were shocked when they found out how much they amassed!

photo by: SLipTalk
photo by: SLipTalk

All in all, the bills amounted to €72,000, or more than Php 4.5 million in cash! The police and the local townsmen were baffled why someone would dump such astounding amount in the Danube river. Was it dumped by accident, or did someone intentionally get rid of it?

At this point, no one knows for sure. Further investigation leads the police to a fruitless search of the owner. On the other hand, since the boy was the one who discovered it, he is entitled to at least 5-10% of the money. If, by any chance, nobody has come forward to claim the money within a year, all of the sum will proceed to the young boy.

photo by: SLipTalk
photo by: SLipTalk

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Via: Sliptalk

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