Good­will gaffe

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Bob Hoff­man wanted to make his wife Linda’s dream to visit Italy come true, so each week, af­ter they mar­ried in 2011, he stashed some cash.

‘One day I was go­ing to say, “We don’t have to wish any­more,”’ Bob re­called.

In 2016 Bob hid the $10,000 he’d man­aged to se­cretly save in an en­ve­lope and placed it in the pocket of an old or­ange shirt he no longer wore for safe­keep­ing.

In fact, it was such a good hid­ing spot, Bob for­got the money was there and bun­dled up the shirt with other old clothes to do­nate to their lo­cal op-shop.

Two days later, Bob re­alised what he’d done and told Linda.

‘Do you want me to ask how much money was in that en­ve­lope?’ she asked.

‘No,’ Bob replied.

The cou­ple made a dash to the store and searched for over an hour, with­out luck.

But the next morn­ing, a staff mem­ber called – they’d found the shirt and money. Over­whelmed, the cou­ple threw the staff a pizza party – and banked the cash!

Linda and Cait­lyn from the op shop with the or­ange shirt

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