Returning Rp700 million found, this teenager was rewarded with a lot of luck


MONROVIA – A teenage boy in Liberia found $50,000 (over 700 million) in plastic wrap. He chose to return the money to its owner and the action has made him an impromptu celebrity.

Emmanuel Tuloe (19) continues to be approached by luck after his commendable actions. He won public praise and made headlines in the media. He was even named an “ambassador of integrity” in the West African country and given a monthly salary.

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The commendable act of Emmanuel Tuloe, who rides motorbikes for a living every day, is considered a rarity in Liberia, where nearly half of the population lives in extreme poverty.

On Friday (10/22/2021), he told AFP that he found a plastic bag filled with cash totaling about $50,000 while he was riding his motorcycle in the northeast of the country on October 10, 2021.

To his friends’ surprise, the teenage boy returned the money after hearing a plea on the radio from the businessman who lost the money.

“My friends told me I was so stupid, and I would never be rich in my life,” Tuloe said.

“My parents didn’t teach me how to steal, so I decided to take the money back,” he said. “[Uang] it’s not for me “.

Tuloe’s story has been widely reported in Liberia, a poor country of 5 million people still recovering after successive civil wars from 1989 to 2003 and the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola crisis. The country also suffers from high inflation and regular cash shortages.

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