A California teen has been praised for his honesty after returning a wallet filled with $1,500 cash to its rightful owner.
Tyler Opdyke, 18, found the wallet in the driveway of a home in Sacramento, Calif.
“It was a large amount of cash,” he told Inside Edition. "I had the decision, you know. I could do right or I could do wrong."
Opdyke decided to do the right thing.
Surveillance video shows him approaching the home. The homeowner, Melissa Vang, didn’t want to open the door because he was a stranger.
So the teenager held the wallet to the camera to make sure she knew the money was all still there. He then leaves it by the front door.
"When I checked my video, he had walked away and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh that's my husband's wallet,'" she told Inside Edition. "It touched my heart that he would leave that much money.”
The family was planning a big party and they had withdrawn the cash to buy food and drinks.
She posted the video on social media, and Opdyke's good deed has now gone viral.
"It’s just surreal," the teen admitted. "This is a dream right now. I’m getting so much exposure over something everybody should do."
Opdyke also got a nice reward from the family as a thank you.
“She gave me $150,” he said. “I already spent it!”