South Florida Couple Returns Envelope Found Containing $1,500

The Palm Beach Post reports Purin and Raskin were looking for a house when they stopped by the post office and Raskin stepped on the envelope.

Friday, Dec 20, 2013  |  Updated 12:22 PM EDT
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Couple Returns Envelope Found Containing $1,500

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A South Florida woman dropped an envelope containing $1,500 while putting stamps on letters at the Tamarac post office.

She realized it was missing a short time later when she stopped by the bank on Monday. But Yan G. Van Heel's story ended well, thanks to Tiina Purin and her boyfriend Jon Raskin of Jupiter.

The Palm Beach Post  reports Purin and Raskin were looking for a house when they stopped by the post office and Raskin stepped on the envelope. Purin wrote 'Found envelope' and her phone number on a paper and gave it to a postal worker.

When Van Heel returned to the post office, workers gave her the note.

She called Purin and they money was returned to her on Tuesday.

“It’s very beautiful. It’s amazing. I want people to know about it,” the newspaper reported Van Heel as saying. “They’re such amazing people.”

Raskin said others who are in her situation should not think about the money.

“I was very glad to see what a difference it was going to make in her life and how thankful she was to not only have the money but to see that there were people who were willing to return the money,” Raskin said. “I’ve always heard that you should be the good that you want to see in the world.”

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