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Honest Teen Gets Reward

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A 13-year-old Massachusetts boy shows that doing the right thing can definitely have its rewards.

As Jack Sheehan walked his dog on Halloween night, he says that he saw two bags in the middle of the road. After looking closely at them, he realized they were full of cash.

"I could see inside the bag from where I was standing and I was like 'that looks like a big stack of money, so, and I should probably do something about it because someone probably really needs that," Jack Sheehan said.

The teen then said that he called his mother who told him to bring the money home. The mom, Jennifer, at first thought that the stacks of cash were part of some costume. After checking to make sure the cash wasn't fake, they called police.

Police say that there was $1,300 in the bags. Police were able to find the owner using bank slips. The owner, who runs a store, apparently put the money on the roof of his car and forgot about it. The money fell when he drove off.

Sheehan was given $100 and some candy as a reward.

"I think that people are inherently good and for the few that would be on the fence then maybe hearing Jack's story would change their mind and send them in the right direction," Jennifer told CBS Boston.

According to CBS Boston, Jack continued his goodwill on Wednesday by turning in money he found in his school hall to the office.

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