A teen turned in a purse with $10,000 after he came across it in the middle of a roadway while driving home from school on Wednesday in Santa Barbara, California.
"I figured this is the right thing to do," said 16-year-old Rhami Zeini of Laguna Blanca High School of his good deed, according to KEYT-TV.
Upon seeing the black purse lying in the road, the high school junior pulled over to retrieve it but, when he opened the purse to find the owner's details, he instead came across the $10,000 in bills.
Zeini said he did not think twice of handing the purse in at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office because if the roles were reversed and he had lost the money, he would want it back.
The sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that they were able to track down the purse's rightful owner, who was "very grateful."
The unidentified women said she left her purse on the roof of the car when she drove away.
As a gesture of gratitude, the woman gave Zeini $100 for his honesty.
The teen also received praise for his actions on Twitter by the Sheriff's office.
"We commend him for doing the right thing," the post read. "What a great example of doing the right thing even when no one is watching."
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