So this guy, Bobby Puryear drives up to his bank’s drive up ATM machine to withdraw money from the ATM, and as he was inserting his ATM card, he noticed someone had left a giant wad of cash where the money is dispensed. What Bobby did next is nothing short of amazing.
Hopefully many humans wouldn’t think of keeping it, but unfortunately, most might, but we’ll keep faith that humankind hasn’t totally lost the word “kind”.
Bobby actually drove around to the front of the bank, and took the $500 he found in the ATM Machine to the teller and explained what happened. At first, the teller didn’t really know what to do so they got the bank manager involved. At that point, Bobby (who isn’t even a banker) suggested they try to find the person that used the ATM just before Bobby. That shouldn’t be difficult, ATM’s have journals and online reports making it easy to track down who used the ATM and the exact times.
The next day, the bank manager spoke to Bobby and explained they were on a 3-way call and that the manager had found the owner of the $500 to be a 92-year old woman named Edith. She explained that she used the ATM to get her rent money of $480 and offered Bobby a $20 reward. However Bobby came to learn that Edith was on a fixed income and the $20 was really the last of her funds for the month.
Needless to day, Bobby found it hard to believe that Edith wanted to give him the only money she had as a thank you. Obviously, since he returned the money he was not looking for a financial reward but an emotional reward which comes from doing the right thing. Bobby told her he couldn’t accept the $20 and told Edith to have a nice day. But wait.. there’s more…
As anyone can imagine, Bobby continued to think about Edith and the encounter since it was obvious that she struggled to make ends meet month-to-month financially. Bobby, decided to call back the bank manager and asked that he transfer $200 of his own money into Edith’s account (even more good vibes).
I am stunned with the amount of friend request I am getting just from doing what’s right, I must live in a bubble…
That’s when something astonishing happened. When the rest of the bank employees heard that they had such a kind hearted customer, they all chipped in another $300 and deposited $500 into Edith’s account as a Christmas gift.
Would that have happened if it wasn’t the holiday’s? Perhaps, but we can still hope that it wasn’t just the Christmas spirit but that of human”kind”.
That’s the ATM Machine News.