Friday, February 11, 2011

Doing the right thing

What would you do if you found a bag of money by the side of the road? Ryan Lee of East Boston picked it up and brought it to the police station, where it was then returned to the rightful owner. Lee was all over the TV last night and today there's a Globe story on his choice to do the right thing.

The bag contained $2,500 that belonged to the owner of the Shell gas station on Meridian Street, across from Station 7 and not far from where the money was found. Mayor Menino has proclaimed today Ryan Lee Day.

Lee, 32, is from Maine, and he met his wife while in the Peace Corps. He's currently working for Project Bread, recruiting people to take part in the Walk for Hunger. The news is filled with people every day who do the wrong thing, but there are many more who do the right thing. Let us all remember that as we go forward today. You may not find a bag of money in your travels, but you will certainly discover a moment where a small action on your part -- mine, too -- will make the world a better place.

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