Homeless Returns Backpack With Money And Laptop
Tally had been living on the streets for several years, after he lost his house, and was sleeping in the basement of local churches, saving what little he can to fix his broken bike, his only source of transportation. And when finding the backpack he had just spent the last of his money on some spare parts for the bike, so the $3,300 would have meant a lot for him. But he eventually decided that keeping the money would have made him lose his honour and that it was not worthed. So he took the backpack exactely as he had found it to his boss at the Tempe Community Action Agency, a social welfare agency which helps homeless people in the area find shelter and where Tally holds down a part time job.The pack had no ownerʼs identification papers, but one of the agency employess found a stick with the resume of a student at Arizona State University, Bryan Belanger.
The student explained that he has so much money on him because that thay he intended to buy a second-hand car, but he forgot the backpack at the train station. And he never thought he would get back his things after such a mistake. ” It’s just the greatest thing I’ve ever experienced, I think. It really is a lesson to keep your faith in people, and character exists no matter what your circumstances are,” Belanger said after he recovered his money and laptop.
But Tallyʼs god deed did not go unnoticed. Belanger offered him a money reward and then offered as a volunteer for the welfare agency. Even more, after the story apperead in the media, strangers from all over the country had sent money on behalf of Dave Tally.
Tally said that he hoped that this way people would change their opinion about the homeless. ”Not all those who live on the streets are criminals. Many of us have the honor and integrity,” Tally explained.11