Kyle Osborn did the right thing when he returned $1,200 he found lying on the street. Unfortunately, the person who lost the money wasn't entirely grateful and Osborn was left stung.
"I was walking and I saw an envelope with money; I didn't know it was money yet. I picked it up and realized what it was," he told KCTV.
Osborn then realized that the envelope held $1,200 and decided to do the right thing by searching for the owner, whom he believed was inside the local Sutherlands hardware store. He conducted his own search by asking shoppers whether they lost anything.
"A guy realized his dad had an envelope. He said my father had some. We go up and ask him if he lost anything and the looked around his pockets and realized he did," Osborn said. "I reached in my pocket and handed it to him."
What happened next came as a surprise to Osborn, his coworkers, and employees at Sutherlands.
"He looked at me and he said, 'I hope it's all there,'" Osborn revealed. "I was kind of shocked. I walked away; that was all I could do. A simple 'thank you' would have been nice."
While the man who lost the money wasn't grateful, others recognized what Osborn had done. The story, posted on Osborn's Facebook page, received numerous comments of encouragement and thanks from friends, family, and complete strangers.
"Thank you, Kyle, for the act of kindness you performed for a stranger who was too busy and too rude to thank you himself. Since what goes around comes around, may nothing but good things happen to you!" Paul J. Klosterman posted on Facebook.
"I don't know you, but I really needed (really needed) a reminder that there are some honest people left in the world. Thank you," added Michelle Tackett Dwyer.
The workers at Sutherlands decided to properly thank Osborn for his good deed and put together a gift basket and a $50 gift card to their store. For his part, though, Osborn said he just wants people to be more aware that good deeds can come from anyone.
"I think older people just tend to observe people the way they look and not who they are. Just because someone with a beard, tattoos and dirty doesn't mean they are bad people," Osborn explained.