Good news story for pen­sioner

The Chronicle - - NEWS OPINION YOUR SAY - EDITOR STEVE ETWELL steve.etwell@thechron­i­cle.com.au

A STORY on page one to­day re­minds us all that there are good peo­ple out there - more than we think.

Toowoomba pen­sioner Harold Anthony has had to re­think his views on the in­tegrity of peo­ple af­ter $500 cash was re­turned to him af­ter he left it in an ATM ma­chine.

Last Wed­nes­day when Mr Anthony was draw­ing out cash from an ATM at Clif­ford Gar­dens he had other things on his mind.

He walked away, leav­ing the money in the ATM.

He rushed back to the bank fully pre­pared for it to have dis­ap­peared.

At 75 and re­tired, the loss of the money would have been a blow. It was all he had to live off for some time.

But when he re­turned to the bank, he was de­lighted to find out some­one had handed it in.

His view that it is un­usual these days for some­one to be so trust­wor­thy and hon­est is shared by many.

How­ever, ev­ery day there are peo­ple in our com­mu­nity do­ing the right thing, and not look­ing for any ac­co­lades.

Mr Anthony now is look­ing for the per­son who handed the cash in so he can thank them.

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