One honest couple in San Francisco gave some tourists a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
On Valentine’s Day Carlos and Barbara Landeros decided to drive to San Francisco for a day of romance topped off with a nice dinner. But as NBC News reports, they got so much more when they stopped over at the Golden Gate Bridge for some sightseeing. Barbara explained that as soon as they pulled in to the Vista Point overlook she spotted a large black camera bag, with no owner in sight. They decided to “stand guard” over the bag until the owner returned to retrieve it, but after almost an hour no one had come to claim it. She said, “We wait about 45 minutes before we picked up the bag. Because we didn’t know who it belongs to.” when they finally looked inside they were surprised to find not only a large camera lens and several credit cards, but also an envelope full of cash. A little more than $11,000 in fact.
The couple decided they should turn the bag containing the money over to authorities, so they took it to San Francisco’s Hall of Justice and gave it to the police. It turns out the bag, credit cards, and cash belonged to a group of Chinese tourists who had stopped to take some pictures of the world famous San Francisco landmark and had forgotten to take it with them when they left. Police were able to use the credit cards to find the owner, a man named Mark who explained he was carrying the money for several of the families he was traveling with. What makes this story even better is that the day the bag was returned was the groups last day in the US before returning to China.
As for the Landeros, their romantic Valentine’s dinner turned out to be a quick bite at the McDonald’s by the San Francisco Police Station, but they weren’t to upset. Barbara said, “My heart is rested now because the people got their money and their bag.” They also have a great Valentine’s Day story to share.
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