While passing out flyers for his uncle’s pest control business, 18-year-old Tyler Opdyke found a wallet in someone’s driveway. No one was around and the teen could’ve easily taken it and kept going, especially because it had $1,500 and a handful of credit cards inside.
But Tyler is an honest guy, so he knocked on the door to the home and when no one answered, he waved the wallet in front of the security camera on the porch and stuck it under the doormat. “I just really thought about what I would want someone to do if I were to drop my wallet,” Tyler says. “And then I thought about the house. I thought about the family who lived there."
When Melissa Vang saw the security camera video, she was surprised to find that her husband had dropped his wallet and shocked that someone would return it, with all the cash still inside. Later, Tyler stopped by the house again to make sure the wallet was still safe and that’s when Vang and her kids came out to hug their good samaritan for his good deed. And we can all feel a little better about the world knowing folks like this teen are out there.