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Chick-fil-A Employee Finds $900, Returns It To Owner

A great example of how you can make a difference by doing the right thing.


When a high school senior found an envelope with $900 in cash stuffed inside, he could have walked away with it and considered it to be a lucky day for him.

But, Chase Withers isn't your typical teenager.

Withers is an employee at a Chick-fil-A in Lake Dow, GA. He came across the envelope when he was cleaning the dining room on Valentine's Day.

"I was sweeping under the tables and then lo and behold I was about to sweep up an envelope and it had 50 dollar bills in it," Withers told FOX 5.

He quickly took the envelope to his manager and was eager to help find the person who lost the cash.

The guest happened to leave her receipt in the envelope. Luckily, she used the Chik-fil-A app to make her purchase that day, so Withers and his manager were able to get her contact information.

While the manager was trying to contact the guest, she came back to the restaurant and asked about the money, panicked.

"I gave her the money", Jalen Cornell, the store's manager, said. "She was extremely, extremely grateful for it. Almost tears in her eyes. I mean it was a good moment to be able to give that back to her."

She told them it was her rent money for the month.

Chick-fil-A posted the story to their Facebook page to recognize Withers' incredible act of kindness. They thanked him for being a good example to the rest of their employees, and for truly embodying the restaurant's mission of "Caring people, caring for people."

The post quickly drew comments and likes from people all over the state who wanted to congratulate Withers for doing the right thing.

"So nice to read about something good happening in McDonough! What a great young man!," Suzan Chick wrote.

Lisa Gay Miller commented, "Bless you Chase and Chick Fil A. An awesome company hired an exemplary employee. Well done!"

The post even caught the attention of Withers' mom, who couldn't hold back from expressing her pride for her son.

"Chase Withers as your Mom I am so proud of you," she wrote. "Not only are you a blessing in my eyes, but others, too. You are a honest man with a huge heart and I know you would have only done the right thing."

As for Withers, he says he never questioned his decision to return the money.

"I just try to stick to my Christian values and know what's right and what's wrong," he said.

Way to go, Chase! Your honesty and integrity is a great example to your fellow employees and the rest of the world.

How can you start something good?

Inspired by Chase's incredible act of kindness?


You may not find an envelope full of cash, but you can always choose to help others instead of taking the easy way out. If you find something valuable, why not go the extra step and find out who it belongs to?


It only takes a little bit of time to make a big difference in someone's day. Plus, the extra *good karma* points never hurt!


We can all learn from Chase's example and work together to #StartSomethingGood.

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