The attached video was submitted to YWN. It shows the incredible moment a Frum man returns a bag with more than $80,000 in CASH to it’s owners, a Muslim couple, making a huge Kiddush Hashem.
The man in the video, a member of the Bukharian community in Kew Gardens Hills, tells YWN he found the money in Queens Supreme Court this past Friday. The courtroom was full of people, all there for a foreclosure auction taking place.
An argument had broken out, prompting the judge to order everyone to leave the building in short order. The man quickly gathered his things, including the inconspicuous plastic shopping bag, which he assumed belonged to a family member who had also been at the auction. It was only after he had left the building and gotten into his car that he noticed the bags contained money.
Several minutes later, he received a phone call from a distraught man who claimed he had misplaced a bag with $78,000 at the auction. The owner of the money had gotten the Frum man’s phone number from other people at the auction who had it. Without hesitating, the Frum man re-entered the building where he returned every last dollar he had found – $88,000 – ten thousand MORE than the Muslim man knew he had misplaced.
The Frum man declined a TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR reward he was offered, explaining he was more than happy to perform the Mitzvah of returning a lost item. He did ask the Muslim man to inform his community and friends of the kind deed a religious Jew had done for him, thus maximizing the Kiddush Hashem.