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Good Samaritan Returns Lost $3,500 Found on Morristown Street

Mendham man dropped the envelope of cash just two days before Christmas.

A Grinch could have easily stole Christmas for one Mendham man.

Instead, a 29-year-old East Orange woman didn't think twice about returning the $3,500 in cash Chris Gagnon, 50, dropped on the sidewalk outside a Citibank in downtown Morristown just two days before Christmas.

Chanti Carter-Rene told NJ.com she could have used the wad of $100 bills for a security deposit on an apartment for her and her 2-year-old daughter, but "the guilt would kill me."

Carter-Rene returned the money to Citibank where Gagnon picked it up.

“I was just so grateful, what a wonderful thing," he told NJ.com.
Kieran Kole January 02, 2014 at 11:37 AM
There are caring, honest empathic people everywhere. We just don't hear about them as much as those people who commit violence and take advantage of other people. Chanti deserves at least a $500 tip to help her with finding an apartment. She is an example to all of us!
keith golay January 02, 2014 at 06:09 PM
at least we know there are some good people left in the world
John January 03, 2014 at 11:14 PM
I can not help her, Someone need help with the apartment!!!!
Debra January 05, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Honest people are out there. I do be-leave Chanti should have received a little something for her honesty. Even if the man couldn't give a lot a $100.00 would have been nice.
SJ January 05, 2014 at 10:28 AM
I'm happy to see people still do the right thing. You don't do a good deed or the right thing because there might be something in it for you. Whether or not she received a "tip" or just a sincere Thank You shouldn't matter.
George Murphy January 05, 2014 at 06:40 PM
I love it when we have all agreeable posts on a given situation. And, it seems that we always do when it is a positive experience, or some piece of "good news" like this! God will place us in these types of positions not to see what we will do (because He already knows that). He does it so that WE can see what we will do. My experience in this is that she will have her apartment. Jesus tells us about the woman who placed her last three copper coins into the Temple treasury, "...she gave out of her poverty. All, on which she had to live." Generous Americans - and we, for the most part, are very generous, will more than likely collect some money for her, or she will have some assistance with this. Also, she is setting an extremely good example for her daughter. I wish her the very best that life has to offer.
heather konowitz assad January 08, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Thank God that there are still some honest people in the world. Thank you my dear for keeping the faith. I believe in karma

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