Good samaritans leave cash for the needy
What would you do if you found a bundle of cash just lying around on the road? Well, something like that happened at least 13 times in the small town of England.
Since 2014 there have been at least 13 instances of money being found in Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, usually amounting to £2,000 (almost Rs200,000) in £20 notes. The money was always left in plain sight and often on pavements. Most often honest citizens kept turning in the bounty. After two weeks, if the money wasn’t claimed, the person who found the money got to keep it. The benefactors would deliberately leave the money where it would be found by people in need, including pensioners, and they would then often wait to make sure it was picked up.
Later it was found that two good Samaritans left the money for the needy people in the village. One of the Good Samaritans – who both wish to remain anonymous – said she felt an “emotional connection” to the former pit village after being helped by a resident and wanted to “repay the kindness she received”.
Over the past six years £26,000 (almost Rs260,0000) has been handed in by village residents.