A Santa Barbara teen found a purse containing $10,000—and turned it in to police.

Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office/Facebook

Teen finds purse with $10,000—and turns it in to police

People on Twitter are praising his good deed.

Sep 17, 2018, 10:02 pm

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Alexis Tatum 

Alexis Tatum

A teen from Santa Barbara, California, found a purse with $10,000 and, surprisingly, turned it in to his local police department, BuzzFeed News reports.

In a Facebook post, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office credits 16-year-old Rhami Zeini with helping the purse full of cash find its way back to its original owner. The owner of the cash awarded Zeini with $100 for his honesty. She believes her purse fell off the roof of her car as she was driving.

“To me, I figured this is the right thing to do,” Zeini told KCOY. “I know I would want it back for sure.”

Zeini received an outpouring of praise for his good deed, while others admitted they would not have been so kind. “[You’re] a fine young man Rhami,” one Facebook comment read. “Your parents raised you well.” Other comments of support appeared on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Brett36270509/status/1041730889582030854

Others questioned why the owner was walking around with so much cash on hand in the first place.

https://twitter.com/chadb243/status/1041720110887649280

The teen doesn’t seem to regret his decision to return the money, though.

H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2018, 10:02 pm