A young man in San Diego, California, who was just 17 years old at the time, returned a pocketbook that had been abandoned in the parking lot of a grocery store. Although he had no expectation of receiving anything in return for his selfless act, hundreds of strangers have given him a significant reward.
Two weeks ago, the green purse was discovered by Adrian Rodriquez in the parking lot of Ralph’s restaurant in Chula Vista, California. Instead of taking it inside the shop, he made the executive decision to hand deliver it to the customer personally at her front door.
The owner, Eliana Martin, was not there; nonetheless, the handbag was left with the roommates. Subsequently, the security camera from the residence was used to locate the high school graduate so that some affection could be shown to him.
“When I gazed into the Ring camera, my first thought was, ‘Oh my God. “I remember saying to myself, ‘He’s such a little child,'” Melina Marquez said. It is imperative that we locate him and express our appreciation to him in some little way.
Together with Martin, she shared the compelling photograph on social media and was able to track down the young guy who had returned the bag, which had twenty dollars and a wallet stuffed with credit cards inside.
Adrian shared that his mother had instilled in him from a young age the importance of acting morally even when no one was watching. “To tell you the truth, I didn’t expect anything back.”
The young man spoke with humility when he stated, “If someone discovered my belongings, I’d want them to bring it back to me.”
However, it wasn’t the end of the good news. A GoFundMe campaign was launched by Marquez as a method for Adrian’s friends and new fans to show their appreciation for his honesty. A total of almost $17,000 was contributed by 764 kind contributors.