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A homeless Boston man returned a Chinese visitor's lost backpack over the weekend that contained $42,000 and was honored by police for the good deed.
The man, Glen James, had been homeless for many years, but decided to contact police on Saturday after finding the bag at South Bay Center in Dorchester, Mass.
"Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a...penny of the money I found," James said, according to the Boston Globe.
James said he worked for a courthouse for 13 years before losing his job. He became homeless in 2005.
Police Commissioner Edward Davis was impressed by James' actions. A Virginia man, Ethan Whittington, began an online campaign Monday to raise $50,000 to donate to James due to his honorable deed.
"I read the article about it, and I was like ‘I heard about GoFundMe.com,’ and I haven’t dealt with it so much, but it seemed like a great opportunity to help someone out,” said Whittington, according to Boston Magazine.
James was given a special citation by Davis on Monday for his "extraordinary show of character and honesty."