Formerly Homeless Man Gets Awesome Reward for Turning in Cash


In an act that restores faith in humanity, 59-year-old James Brady was rewarded the full $850 that he found lying in the street in a bank envelope six months ago.

Brady, who was living at a homeless shelter at the time, turned in the cash to police in Hackensack, N.J., after discovering it last April, the New Jersey Recordreports. But the unclaimed money sat for six months before officers returned it to its finder.

“Even though I was homeless, I thought there are people out there who could be worse off,” he s aid. “I had my mother’s voice in my head: ‘It’s not yours.'”

Brady became homeless following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A trained news photographer who transitioned into a career as a market data analyst, Brady was meant to be at the World Trade Center that day for a conference but canceled at the last…

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