By COLlive reporter
Chaim Mualem, an Israeli man who says he used to be anti-haredi, shared the following on social media:
I forgot a bag containing 130,000 shekel ($37,500) in cash near the bus station in Haifa.
I came back after about half an hour, completely frantic hoping I might still find it.
I found a bochur there (pictured). He asked me if he can help me and I told him what I left.
He then responded:
“I came here 25 minutes ago and saw the bag. I opened it and saw a nice amount in there, so I told myself that I’ll wait here 15 minutes and if the person doesn’t show up, I’ll leave a note with my cellphone to reach me.
“A half an hour passed and no one arrived, so I told myself that I better not leave since I live in Jerusalem and that person may need the money back right away.
“So I said a chapter of Tehillim praying for the success of the one who lost the money that he should return right away. Not even 10 minutes passed, and you showed up!
“Just give me identifying signs about the bag and it’s yours. I need to run to shul…”
I gave him a few signs and he handed over the money. Until I finished counting the money I didn’t believe that it was actually in my possession and that I had actually found it. Not a single bill was missing.
I wanted to give this bochur a finders fee but he in no way wanted to accept it. “It’s my mitzvah,” he said.
I couldn’t let him leave until he at least took a photo with me – which he agreed to…