A homeless man in the Tacoma, Wash., area is being praised for his decision to turn in $17,000 he found outside a local food bank.

Kevin Booth, 32, of Sumner found the cash in August, inside a brown bag he discovered lying on the ground, the Puyallup Herald reported.

“At first, I was like, what the heck is that lying on the ground?” Booth said.

He pulled out a $20 bill, but later gave the bag to a food bank volunteer, not realizing how much more money was inside it.

They decided to turn the cash over to police, who kept the money for 90 days without receiving any claims, the report said.

The police recently gave the cash to the food bank, which plans to use it for a building expansion. The food bank gave Booth an unspecified reward.

He also received a citizen certificate from the Sumner Police Department and gift cards for use at his favorite local store, Seattle’s Q13 FOX reported.


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