When I first heard about this, I couldn’t help but ask “who carries $187,000 in their backpack?” According to Channel 7 News in Boston, a man with an inheritance who needed a cab ride. Unfortunately, he left his backpack in the cab. The driver turned the bag over to police who were able to locate the fortunate owner based on paperwork found in the backpack. For his good deed, the cab driver received a $100 reward from the relieved owner. But there’s more.
Upon hearing of the cab driver’s selfless act, Royal Caribbean International decided to send him on a free cruise. According to the Boston Globe, the cruise line has a program, “Ticket to Adventure,” that rewards people who perform selfless acts with a free cruise. Maybe we should change that old saying to “no good deed goes unrewarded”? In any event, it’s nice to see a good story for a change. Let’s hope the cab driver enjoys his cruise.