Mattapoisett Man Finds Envelope Full of Money
It seems all too easy to scroll through the dumpster fire that is Facebook and feel like the world is unrecognizable from the one we knew just a few years ago.
Sadly, the election and its subsequent fallout have pitted friend against friend, brother against sister, American against American. Facebook has, for the time being, become a wasteland of anger and sometimes even hate.
Add on an extra layer of the health and financial nightmare that COVID-19 has brought to all of us, and we are a pretty fragile bunch right now.
Sometimes it's hard to find anything positive as you go through your day.
That's why I was so eager to share this simple story of kindness with the Fun 107 audience.
Meet Trevor Francis. He works for the water department in Mattapoisett.
He was filling up at the Route 6 Gulf Station yesterday when he noticed something strange sitting on the ground. It was an envelope from Eastern Bank, which is right up the road, and it was stuffed with cash. Luckily, the envelope also contained the ID of a gentleman in his 60s.
With the way the world is right now, I'm sure that too many times this story would take a different turn. The result would have been a gentleman losing his money for the week and the other man shrugging with a "finder's keepers" attitude. But not yesterday.
Trevor walked the money and ID into the Gulf station, left it with the cashier on duty, then went right onto the Mattapoisett Life Facebook group and posted that he had found the money. He didn't post it to show the world that he did the right thing, he posted it in an effort to get the money back to its rightful owner.
I guess Facebook doesn't always have to be a cesspool.