What would you do if you happened to come across R500 000 stashed in the cushion of a couch you’ve just received off Gumtree?
The moral dilemma was answered by a California native who was perusing the internet for something cheap to help furnish her new home.
Speaking to ABC7, Vicky Umodu could not believe her eyes when the sofa she had just snagged from buyers contained several envelopes filled with cash, approximately $36 000, or R560 000 for us South Africans.
The family had reportedly been clearing out the home of a loved one who had passed away, with no idea where the money had come from or that there was even money.
Umodu didn’t leave empty-handed though. Thanks to her honesty, the family gifted her $2 000 (R30 000), enough to purchase the refrigerator she’s had an eye on for her home.