A homeless man returned a woman's diamond engagement ring to her after she accidentally dropped it into a donation cup. Definitely the right thing to do - and the story has a great ending.
Some friends of mine were discussing this and started thinking about when to return something they find. They agreed that if they found five bucks on the ground and no one else was around, they'd probably keep it. But if they found a diamond ring somewhere, they'd try to find its owner - or at least a nearby lost-and-found.
What's the cut-off? Is it $100...$1,000? A gold ring? A diamond?
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I've had friends find wallets and not return them. I believe it was and is right to return lost items because one day you might lose something and you would want it back.
i think kat is right beause even though its not yours you should still return them
I would keep 5 dollars but try to find the persons who owns the diamond ring
I would keep it. Even if its a generous thing to do, I still have to support my life and survive.
It's not "generous" it's the right thing to do. I hope the next time you lose something important to you that the person who finds it shares your attitude.
I Believe we should save and help our situation that we are in.
-this decition is hard but i would try as mutch as i can to find the owner. karma edventually catches up as seen in this story. you cam always feel better by doing somthing nice!
Ethically, the value isn't something we should discuss it, we must return back even a quarter whether that thing is worthy or not. But most of people including me don't always show that moral behavior. For me, I think I could control my greedy and desire, when it comes to $10 or more.
I think that the cutoff should be anything that has sedimental value. Money is just an object, but "sedimental" things (such as rings, things significant to a family member) should be returned. And i think if the circumstances are there, it is best to use your better judgement, and ask yourself if you would want the item returned to you if you lost it
I don't think it really matters how expensive it is. It is always right to do the right thing.
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Well. If I found $5 sitting alone on the ground, I'd probably put it right in to my pocket. But $100!!! Of course I have to return it!!! Even twenty bucks-or even ten!!
In all honesty I think that you should always return something that doesn't belong to you or at least try. You know if you were in the same situation as the person that lost something, you would want whoever found it, to return it to you.
The money value isn't what's important, it's the significance of the object. I wouldn't return a $100 bill that I found on the ground, but I would look for the owner of a cell phone that I find, despite the phone being worth $40.
I would only return something if it can't be easily replaced.
The cut-off should be around $50...returning is the right thing to do if something is worth that much.
Well, if it were a diamond ring or golden ring, i would've taken it to the nearest lost and found, but if it cost maybe 100$ or 200$, i'd might have to think about it...
If I lost anything worth $20 or more, I'd want someone to return it back to me...so I'd so the same for someone else.
The line is when it has been personalized. If it's ordinary and uncommon, it's safe to keep.
The cut off should be $10. But even if I find a penny, a dime, or just a nickel on the floor at a store, I give it to the cash register. It's not mine. Unless they tell me it's ok to keep it, then I'll keep it.
my cut off point would be anything but money. and if it was money i would put it in a donation box somewhere or save it for something i would eventually need. returning items that you find is a good plan because then you have that good feeling in your heart that you helped someone out. that ring could have been their wedding ring. or their last 20 bucks. youll know that you helped them and it will keep your heart light too. return it or put it to great use [cash donations ;) ] love, addy
"If I found a diamond ring I would return it to the owner. If there is no owner nearby I would give it too a nearby police department or lost and found. Because I'm doing the right thing. It is like having intensity doing the right thing when nobody is watching."
The cut-off would be actual personal items like a diamond or gold ring. It actually has a symbolic meaning to the owner. Anything that is a bill between 5-20 dollars, I might keep.
I think that anything you find should be returned to its rightful owner.
I think that $5.00 is the cut off. If you find money on the ground I think that you should atleast try to find it's owner.
It always depends on the person, if I found anything valuable I would do the right thing and give it back to the owner
It always depends on the integrity of the person too :)
I would definitely return it. Well, you're not gonna be rich with just a diamond ring but if you see how grateful the owner will be to you, you will be uncomparably happy
eventhough it was a 1000 dollars bill I would still leave it it is not mine and if I leave it the owner would take it.
if it was like a diamond ring I would give it to the lost and found. I think finding something waluable and keeping it is not honesty.
What ever it is.... Finder's keepers, Losers weepers
I'd rather find the real owner scince i don't know what it can do if it's a machine or something.
but a ring! id give it to the real owner too.
I think when we find $100, $1,000, a gold ring or a diamond, we have to try to find its owners and give it to them. Because it is bad behavior that keeping other person's possesion. so, if we find $100, $1,000, a gold ring or a diamond and everything which is other person's stuff, we have to give its owners. Cut-off is not exist!
I'd keep the ring and take the cash if I really needed the money.
The cut off should be anything sentimental, because that means a lot to the person.
I would keep something only if no one is around and if the thing is worth less then $10. Many people work hard to earn the money and anything above $10 should be given to a lost and found or donated to a reasonable charity.
The cutoff is anything with sentimental value. Also, if something you find is truly theirs and they want it, i would give it to them.
I think that you should always return it to your owner. It might be special
A ring is too valuable to handle but not a five dollar bill. Plus you feal less guilty if you found a couple bucks instead of keeping something valuable that you found.
Probably when it's more than I can keep. And since I'm a student about 55$ or more.
We think that $50 should be the cut-off because when it is higher than that,it is clearly important to someone. People should try their best to find the owner.
I would bring it to the police and have it finger printed then get a hold of the owner.
I would return it because it was her engagement ring.
If it's higher then a $100 then I would keep it in my possession but only after I see that nobody has claimed it.
Honestly, I wouldn't return it even though its the right thing to do.
If something was worth 100 dollars or more i would deffinitly return it to them. But if it was only 5 or 10 dollars i'd probaly just keep it.
I would stop at the $20 to $50 dollars. Mostly because I know most people are not rich and may want it back so they can pay for something they may need.
I admit that if I found a 10 dollar bill on the groung I'd take it, but it's a whole different story if it's a diamond ring I would try to find its owner and return it as soon as possible.
Well I think that he did the right thing and, I also think as he said in the video that his father had raised him to be a respectful man. Well he sure is one because some people if they found a diamond ring they would go and sell it. Also i think after what the lady and her husband did is going to be very helpful to him.
If it were me i would have given it back 100 dollar thosand dollars anything is worth returning if it could be missed
If it was just $5 i would keep it but anything worth more than $50 I would try to return to its owner.
Well if I found a diamond ring I would find the closest people and ask mostly the women if the lost a ring.
I would give back the diamond to them because you never know how much it could be worth to them. And you wouldnt want someone taking your stuff and not returning it if it was really important to you.
I think the cut off would be when you found something that was not money. If I found a ring on the ground I would try to find it's owner however if I found 1,000 dollars on the ground and no one was around it would be mine.
It was definitely the right thing to do. Diamond rings are worth a big amount of money and taking one is like stealing thousands of dollars. That man did the correct thing and I would respsect him for what he did.
I would return it. It would be cool to find one but the right thing to do is give it back to them, it would mean somthing to the person that you returned it because you could have turned it in for some money.
If I found a diamond ring I wouldn't keep it I would hang up posters or look for a lost and found or something, because I know the ring would be important to someone, and I wouldn't want to keep it.
I would return it because it could of been somebody's ring that their mom gave them when they died. Also since it was a diamond ring I would return it to its owner. I would return it because whoever lost it would want it back.
I would return $100 dollars and $1000 and a gold ring and a diamond if there is someone near or try to find the owner because it's not mine
I think returning to the owner is best if possible.
But sometimes missing article can be seem so tiny to find its owner.
I guess, in that situation, we can ask ourselves,
"If I lost this, how will I feel?"
For it is 1cent.Even if it is the smallest kind of money if that person keeps it you might get something good in return.Also, we need to be honest.
If I just found five dollars and none was around I would keep it but If I saw a five dollar bill drop out of someones pocket I would return them.
I think $100 is the cutoff. Sure, it would be nice to find, but think about how you would feel if you have lost the money. And I for one wouldn't feel honest when I spent the money.
We need to be honest and respectful of other people's property. If we aren't, what is this world coming to?
If I found anything really valuable to someone I would make an effort to return it to them.
If something is as value able as a ring you should return it maybe if it was a 5 dollar bill you should keep it but not something as nice as a ring.
I would return a high priced item or any item that was accidentally given to me because you never know how much it means to the person . :)
I would of gave it back because $100 or $1000 couldn't of did anything to help me but getting a $136,000 in a fundraiser would.
You never know what something means to someone, I would try to return a piece of jewelry but if its a ten dollar bill there is little to no chance of finding a legit owner
I would say the cut-off would be around $10. Most people can live without $10, and it's really not that much. Anywhere above that, though, you really should try to return it. You SHOULD really try anyway.
Yes I would give it back if I see them but if I don't then like they say finders keepers
If I found a ring I would want to keep it ecspecially if I'm homeless but I would give it back. If I lost my ring I would want it back so yes I would give it back.
If I found five bucks I'd probly keep it. If I found a ring on the other hand I'd give it back.
if it is not yours you should return it even if it is worth a lot of money its just something you should do for a lot of reasons yeah you might get money but sooner or later you will feel bad about it so return it
The cut-off for me would be $15 or more. I wouldn't be able to stand keeping anything more.
If I would found the ring, I would probably give it back to the owner. Doing the right, will probably something right to do, and probably get good luck and get more money.
If It was just five dollars I would still at least look for the owner but if no one claimed it I would keep it. Stealing is yet a sin but I don't think I could keep a expensive ring.
I would return it .
If I found a diamond ring, or any ring with a gem, I would try to return it to it's owner or the nearest lost and found place.
If I found a ring on the sidewalk, of course I'd give it back. But, if I were to see $5 or so... I would probably keep it. I would look around to see if anyone had dropped it, but if no one seemed to miss it, it would go straight into my pocket.
If I found the diamond ring I would give it back the ring wouldn't have much use to me and I know that some is very heartbroken because they lost it and giving it back would make me look good and that person would be very happy
I think it was a good choice and if I found something anything i would try and find owner if i cant find it i would then keep it after a few days.
I would return it because something good will always come out on top for doing a good deed
I would give back anything that's their's especially something as valuable as a diamond ring. If they left something less valuable, I probably wouldn't wait for them so I could give it back.
I would return the ring if I knew who it was from if not I would look for its owner its the right thing to do, I wouldn't want someone keeping my ring if I would've lost it.
If is was a thousand dollar ring I would definetly return it. Maybe if I found like 5 dollars, I might keep it just because it's not that much and nobodys around. If I knew who's it was I would definetly give it back to that person. If I was the homeless man I would've done the exact thing and gave it to the owner because you knew it meant a lot to them.
I would return it. I would do it with a gold or a diamond ring. I would keep looking for the owner.
I would give her back the diamond because it really means more to her and she will appreciate for what you did for her
I would give the man at least 200 dollars for giving the ring back. Maybe even pay him to give it back.
If I saw a 20 dallors i would keep it but i world not keep anything over that.If I saw them drop 5 bucks I would give it to them. If I saw a ring i would try and find the owner.
I think the cut off should be a value of $100. Anything that is expensive, or has a possible value to someone should be returned to the owner.
I think it is great that the homeless man returned the ring because most people these days aren't kind enough to do that. These days people would take the ring and run off but sense the homeless man was kind and gave it back he actually got more out of the deal then keeping the ring. That's a great man right there.
I think it was nice of the man to do that because some people wouldnt have done what that man did.
I would keep $100 if no one was around but $1000 i would try and find the owner.But rings i wouldnt keep i would return a ring if i found one.
I would return it because,it wasn't rightfully mine.
The cut off for me is $100 bucks. Now $5 bucks i would keep it. If it is a gold ring, or a diamond ring i would try to find it's owner.
I think if it was a diamond ring I would return it because it is their ring it might be special to them in some sort of way.If it was a gold ring i would still return it. Basically any type/kind of ring I would return. Also if it was like a 5 dollar bill or 20 dollar bill I might take it.......but only if nobody was looking.
I would give it back or try to find the owner whatever the cost. A ring is special to someone whatever the cost even if it came out of 50 cent machine.
My cut off would be about 20 dollars because if its more someone is probley looking for but if I found 10 dollars or something like that and I knew who it belonged to then I would return it.
Well if I found a one dollar bill on the ground I'd keeep it. My cut-off would be probably a hundred dollars or more.
If I found a diamond ring, I'd try to track the owner down or turn it in to a lost and found. If somone found my diamond ring and gave it back to me, I would give them from 20-60 dollars. :)
I would return a ring or even a purse but if I found $100 I would probley keep it.
I would defiantly return anything i found. From money to a ring. If i finds someone's ring I would know they must be looking everywhere for it and that ring means a lot to them to wear it. Also, if i find money, i would try to find the owner. If I found it at like a store I would give to the costumer service. Keeping something that you found on the ground that isn't yours is wrong. Not only is it wrong but think about how the person who lost it must feel without it. Do the right thing and return whatever you might find on the ground.
If I found 100 dollars on the floor I wouldn't keep it because it has a lot of value to it and the same thing goes with the 1,000 dollars because it has a lot of value to it.I would try to find it's owner as soon as possible to return their money.
I would probably take it. If I knew who it belonged to, I would give it back.
You would think someone would return something thats not theirs, but some people tend to do otherwise. For me, if i found $100 lying on the ground, as crazy as it sounds, i would probably look for the owner. But as dishonest as some people are, who would deny dropping $100 on the ground?
I would probably return it because it's not mine and somoene would probably be looking for it. That ring would mean a lot to someone like marriage, aniversery, or anything really.
I would return the ring or money or what ever they lost cause it could be somehing they really need or something that was valuable to them.
I would return it if it was 100$, 1000$, a gold ring, or a diamond ring because it could mean alot to who ever lost it and i would feel bad if i didn't.
If that hapend to me I would do the same.
I think there is no limit for returning things back to the person who lose things from a pencil to a diamond ring.
To me i would give it back if some one says it is there's like a diamond ring...but if it was a few bucks and no one cares I would keep it.
I would return it. Even if its a penny I would return it. The jewelry can be personally special.
i think that was bad that who ever short that little girl's mother
I would try to return It back to It's owner, It probably cost a lot of money and Is important to the person who lost it.
I generally try to return anything that I would be concerned about losing, which is generally anything more than a dollar. It's difficult to find the owner of a dropped quarter, and, more likely than not, the owner won't even be aware that he lost it. But a folded wad of bills, even if it's just a few bucks will be missed, because the owner will remember folding them. All this is a long way to say, if it's not a a quarter or less, or is an item like a piece of jewelry or anything that could be cared about, don't keep it. Return it, otherwise, it's kinda like stealing.
I believe you should return anything that is not yours. that's the right thing to do. Love you Carl.
Well, I believe that as long as you know who's money it is, you should return it. Otherwise if you find it on the street somewhere, keep it- there isn't really a way to find who actually owns the money.
I think it is amazing that someone actually returned it to the lady and didn't just keep it! I think more people should be like this and that the homeless man set a really good example!
Most people I know would have either kept the ring or would have pawned it for money. But it was nice of the man to give it back to her and not keep it.
If the item is over $50 I would try to return it.
I would return it because it could have very great value to them like it could have been in their family for a long time. I would hate to take it away from them.
I believe that you should return anything that is given to you under this type of circumstance. When you know that it is not yours, you need to do the right thing and return it. Love you Carl.
If I found a diamond I would keep it and sell it on ebay for 100 dollars
Only $100? For a DIAMOND? Try around $5,000.
If I were to have a diamond ring I would keep it until I found it's owner.
yes I would return it because the feeling that you did something good is way more valuable then a thousand diamond rings.
If I ever found a diamond ring, I would try to find the owner, put an add in the paper, and if I was never able to find the owner, I would sell it and give it to a charity like Billy's.
I think the cut off line is $50 because you have to think of both points of view and $50 is a lot of money that is found also it is a lot of money being lost.
I would want to keep the diamond ring but i'm not that mean so I would try to find the owner and give it back.
If i were to find a diamond ring i would return it to the owner but if i didn't know the owner i would return it to the nearest place because if you lost a ring you would like someone to return it to you.
If I found a diamond ring I will keep it then sell it and give the money to the homeless.
If we were to find money on the ground we would keep it but if it was very valuable like 100 dollar bill I would try to return it or like a ring or dog i would return it.
We would sell the ring and get money. Then we would keep some of the money for our selves and donate the other money to homeless shelters and to animal shelters.
He did good by returning it because for everyone who does a good deed always gets something good back!
i would return it and give it to the homeless because they need it more then me .
If I fond some money on the ground and if i did not see who's money fell out then I would keep it. But if I did see who's money fell out then I would return it to that person.But if I fond a ring and did not see the owner I would make a Lost and Found poster.
If I found money on the ground and no one claimed it was theirs, I wouldn't keep it I would donate it. But if I found a ring I would definitely put it in a lost and found or I would try to find its owner. I would hate to lose something very important.
If it was a diamond it would cost $1,000. If was something else it would cost $60.
I would give it back to the person, because it was hers, and when you give something back to its owner I think it feels good
I would most diffidently try to find the owner, but would be nervous about putting it in the lost and found.
I think the cut-off would be around $100. I believe that even that much money is a tough amount for someone to lose, and if I lost that much, I would expect someone to return it to me.
If I found a dollar on the ground and nobody was around then I guess I would keep it but if I found anything that could possibly be special to someone else the right thing to do would be to return it.
I think I would return it. For $1,000.
It Will have to be $1000 for I return it.
I would consider keeping anything more valuable than $20 stealing. If I came across something more valuable than $20, I too would try to find its rightful owner or give it to a lost and found.
I think the cut off is somewhere between $20 -$50. I find coins all the time. If I found $1, $5, or $10, I'd keep it. But if I found $100 or a precious stone like an ruby, diamond, or aquamarine, I'd track it's owner, or put it in a lost and found.
Any money you find on the ground that's not yours don't keep it! If it was your money you would want it back
I would keep it! It could be wroth a lot of money! Its there fault they left it. I mean if they come by to pick it up a hour later give it to them but 1 week. Take it!
I think that it's very easy to think that something of little worth is not worth the time to the person who lost it and/or the finder of the item. However, I also think that once something is found that is, perhaps, of emotional value and/or monetary value that every attempt should be made to return it to its rightful owner. I think the adage, "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers" is not an altogether great one in some instances. Depending upon who I thought had lost the item, I guess somewhere around 20.,00 would be my cut-off.........though for many middle schoolers and/or younger, 20.00 is a bunch of money...........
Why keep it when you saw who it belonged to. Other people could have seen to.
I would return something that has that kind of value
I don't think there needs to be a limit. If the person wants to give a lot that is there decision.
I would return it. Because, especially now, people can use all the money they have. Also if I lost a ring or some type of jewelry I would be very sad if I lost it. So really I think return it
I would surely give it back! Rings are valuable. I would be devistated if one of mine were to get lost.
I would have returned the ring no matter how nice or expensive it looked because that could have been her engagment ring or wedding ring :)
10 dollars would be the limit for me, because you never know who dropped it. It could be someone who needs every penny.
I would return the ring; something that valuable shouldn't be selfishly stolen.
A diamond ring is a lot more valuable than 5 dollars, and is certainly more money. But if you just find 5 dollars lying around, you can't find the owner, so it wouldn't be any help trying to find its owner. Plus it's not as valuable as the diamond ring.
I would return it I would feel bad if I would've kept it.
I would at least try to find the owner or at least try to find a near by lost n found,
I think if I were in this situation, I would do my best to find the owner of the ring. If it were money, on the other hand, I would probably keep it.
I think that the amount of money don't matter as long as you really truely need it, but if it is something like a diamond ring then you should try to find the owner, because it might have a great value to the person who lost it.
I think it was the right thing to do. If i had lost a ring I would want it back and I'm pretty sure other people would want their ring back as well.
If I saw the ring I would take it back because that is really important to someone. If that were my ring I would want someone to keep it safe for me .
I would try to find the person it belongs to but I can't say I'd search indefinitely because if it were mine I wouldn't expect someone to return it given the way our society runs I mean maybe someone could use it to better their own life or that of their children
It depends whether or not you saw someone drop it. If you saw it happen with any amount of money, you should return it. If I didn't know who's it was and it wasn't much, I would probably keep it, but if it was around $50 or more, I would try to find out who's it was to return it.
I believe it was definitely the right thing to do, by giving back. I believe, that if something is extremely valuable you should do your best to find the owner, and give it back, if you know they would be looking for it. When something is of little worth, we think nothing about keeping it (such as dollar), but when something is of great worth, we ponder whether the saying "finders, keepers" is the correct way to go about our decision of keeping.
If I found a diamond ring or a necklace, or anything I would try to return it. Just think how would you feel if you lost something. You would be very upset over it. I would feel really bad if I kept something like that.
I would return it because what if it was a engagment ring that that person who lost it would be strested about finding the ring and it may even depress that person.
At first I would try to return the ring. Then if I could never find them I would keep it. But if I kept the ring I wouldnt sell it just in case the person comes to get it back.
I would honestly return the ring because i know how much that ring would mean to me so I would give it back good things happen when you do good for others!!
I would most likely not return it if i could get money from it.
I would return it because you wouldn't want you to loose something and it not be giving back like my mom always thought me treat people the same you would like to be treated. I think it's wrong for people to keeps stuff that is not their belongings.
I would have returned it because I wouldn't want a person keeping my ring but I would also give him some more money for returning it to me.
I think that it was right for him to return the ring, but the woman did truly drop it. I'm glad that the homeless man returned it, but someone in the same circumstances might not have given it a second thought. Even though the ring was rightfully hers, the homeless man could have incorporated that the ring was just another donation from another willing person. Overall, the man did the right thing and is now being rewarded for it. This shows that you actually do get rewarded for good actions, even in modern circumstances.
I believe that he should have gave it back to her. I believe that was the right thing for that man to do. I believe you should try to give it back no matter what the amount. If its only five dollars still try to give it back because that could be the last amount of money that person has left. That might be all they have in their possession. You never know how important it could be to that person.
I have never saw a homeless guy even think about giving an engagement ring back to any women but I guess their are sweet people out there, even if they r homeless.(:
I think the cut-off should be $100 or less. Some people don't understand how important some things are to other people, even if it doesn't look expensive or important. If someone see's someone else drop something they should tell them or give it to them instead of waiting untill they leave and go pick it up and keep it for themselves. Like this one time I dropped $20 in a parking lot and my dad had given it to me to by some of our famil'y lunch. This man had seen me drop it and instead of keeping it, he ran up and gave it to me before I got back into my aunt's car, so I was able to buy our lunch.
I think there should not be a cut off for return. If you find something that is not yours it should be returned to its owner. The item could be very important to someone, or have sentimental value.
he did the right thing by returning the ring, even though he didn't know it was her engagement ring and it ment so much to her.
I would first ask people around me and see if it belonged to them, but if it was not I would keep it. It all depends on the value of the item I find. Before I take anything I find i usually think of how I would feel if I lost that item and someone took it!
If I found a diamond ring I would return it to the owner. Becucase if I lost something valuable I would like for someone to return it to me.
Of course I would return it. Just think about it this way, what would you want them to do if that happened to you???
I would expect them to be happy that they can touch something that touched ME. Because I am awesome.
i did he did the right thing. many people in this generation most likley would of kept the ring or traded it in for money. insted he did the right thing of returning it and his reward was greater than what he could get for the ring and it made the rings owner very happy
I think if I found $100 dollars on the ground with no one else around I would keep it. But if there was something like a diamonod ring or anything like that i would return it. Anything with value i would return it becuase i know they would want it back.
I think there is a limit to what you should try to give back. Like, if I found five dollars laying on the ground, I probably not even think about trying to find the owner, I would just say it was my lucky day. But, it would be differnt if it was maybe a hundred dollars or even more. Sure, I would want to keep it, but I would know that is wrong and I would try as hard as I could to find whoever lost it. So, yes there is a limit to what you should and should not give back.
I would give the ring back
If it was me i would do everything in my power to find the owner, homeless or not. Just because your homeless dosent mean you cannot do the right thing even if you really did need the money you could have got from the ring.
I think if you have something that doesn't belong to you and you reconize it is important to someone else the most responsible thing would be to return the ring to the rightful owner.
Sure, losing $100 wouldn't be a positive thing, but most of the time it's near impossible to find the owner of lost money. If you know the owner of the money then I think you should return it, but most of the time that's not the case. Finding the owner of something more valuable like a gold ring would be more simple, considering it probably has a personal value to that person.
I think it depends on the situation. If you find something that could easily be traced back to the owner of if it is something significant that you know they will miss, then you need to try and find the owner, but if it the owner is untraceable or it is something that you think is insignificant then it might be okay. Although, something that is insignificant to you may be very valuable to someone else. So I guess it depends on the circumstance.
I would return it because i'm young I have no need the money. that is why i would return it and if it was me i would be devustated.
i think that i would return almost anthing that i find on the ground my i think that anyhting under 100 dollars i find on the floor
Well, in actuality it all depends on the situation. For example if you found five dollars or even one hundred dollars lying on the ground with nobody around then yes, I believe you should keep it, because you wouldn't have any reliable leads as to who it belongs to and you can't just turn it into the Lost and Found. On the other hand, if you see someone drop five, or one hundred, dollars on the ground then you should return it to them. Although it also has to do with what it is too, there are a lot of different variables that could, and should, play into whatever you happen to do with the item. So in other words it just depends.
I agree with you.
Well, he did the right thing, most wouldn't. But if he had kept the ring, he wouldn't have gotten the $139,000 and more in donations.
I think that if you see a material items like a ring or a game should try and be returned, and anything over $100 dollars should definitely be turned in.
If it was $20 or more i would deffinately try to find who it belongs to because they may really need that money. I would do the same if I found a gold ring or a diamond because it might not just have a money vaule to the person it belongs to but it may also have a sentimental value to them.
I would return it or just put it in the lost and found because it is the ridht thing to do.
I think the cut off would be around 70 dollars. If I found money on the ground I would find its owner right away.
If i was homeless and someone was nice enough to help i would not keep anything they left by mistake just for the fact they helped me out
well if i found any money on the ground i will probably keep it but if it is anything else then money i would retuen it
I would definatly give the ring back. If someone would give the ring back to me, I would give it back to them. It just means you have a good heart.<3
I dont think there is a cut-off. I try to give everything I find back to the person who lost it, or if I cant find who lost it give it to someone who needs it. Like for instance money I would give to a homeless person, if I couldnt find the original owner.
I think that you should return the thing that you found if you would want it back if you lost it. Just think about if you lost it and someone found it, would you want it to be returned or kept?
I think the cut-off is over $100. The n I would try to find the owner but if I found $20 I would keep it.
You should return things that you find to the owner because its the right thing to do. And it makes you feel good on the inside.
I think that the cut-off would be definitly be a gold ring. If I lost something like that I would want it back.
If someone finds 5 dollars they're more than likely going to keep it, but if someone found a diamond ring and didn't even try to find its owner that's selfish.
I would keep up to 10 dollars and i would give back anything over 10 dollars and i would really give back a diamond ring
I return any money I find, unless its my siblings! I have found a twenty dollar bill before t school, but I turned it in to the lost and found, you never know how that person is feeling. I would freak out for sure if I lost that much money. And the old sang that says "Finders keepers losers weepers" Is not a rule to live by.
I have found ones,fives, 20's and so forth. I have returned them all if i knew who it was. The cut off is quarters. I would keep a quarter. Most of the time people go by "Finderskeepers loosers weepers." I say thats stealing. You find a wallet on a desk...Take or Leave?
My cut off point would be if the item most likely had a sintamental value to the person who lost it if it is a dollar lost not much sintamental value there but a dimond ring would so the amount of sintamental value if I would keep something or try to find the owner.
I would give back five dollars and the diamond ring. But, however, I would probably keep something in the gray area like 10-20$. I would not keep 100$ or a Diamond ring, nor one dollar. I don't keep a little or alot, I keep the mediums no one would notice losing except for a little kid, maybe.
You should return the object and/or money no matter what the object is or the amount of money because the world needs more kindhearted people.
I was taught that I should not touch if I find something on the road. Because the owner of that thing will be come back to find it. I have not found something at lost and found. When I lost something, I just walked along where I was. If I couldn't find it, I was depressed, and that's it. So I think it's the best way not to touch anything what I found.
If I found a dollar on the street I would keep it. If I were to find a valuable object I would try to find the owner of it and return it asap.
If i found a valuable object or a personal belonging i would return it and try to find the person it belonged to. If i found money on the ground i don't think i would return it, maybe if it was a wallet but not just a dollar bill.
My cut off would be a personal item. If I found money I would no clue who the owner was and I wouldn't go through the trouble of finding the owner. However, if I found something like a ring I would see if there was someone around looking for it first and then find a lost and found to place it in.
II would return something with value over a 5$ bill. The real question is about sentimental value and not just money value.
I would give anything that wasnt mine back becuase its the right thing to do.
I would keep the money up to a certain amount. If it's higher than $10 I would turn it into someone or the lost and found.
IIf I knew who it was then I would return it, if it was money I would keep it.
IIt depends on what the item is or where I found it. Like if its money I find on the street, I would keep it. Unless I see the person drop it or its in a wallet. But if it were like an actual item that could have some value, I'd try to find the owner.
My cut-off point is if i saw the person who lost it, I would defff return it
My cut-off would be a wallet or any type of possession but I would keep and lose money.
I would have returned it for no reward. People rarely ever do the right thing anymore.
It all depends on the value of the item. For example, I would keep any loose change or smaller bills, but if it's of more value, I would return it. If it was the diamond ring, I would return it. You never know how much that item means to someone.
My cutoff point would be if it was something personal or if I new the person and I new they needed.
If I found 5 bucks on the ground then I would keep it. But if I found something like a diamond ring then I would return it. It would be a nice thing to do. If I found something that might be very valuable to someone then I would definitely return it. That would be a nice thing to do for someone.
My cut-off would probably be around 50 or 75 dollars. If I found a wallet with less money in it I would return the wallet and the money because it is a possession. I would also return any rings or other possessions.
I If I found anything from 1- 20 dollars and there was people around, I would ask if they had lost any money and if they had not i would keep it. Anything with 20-100 dollars I would ask everybody in the area if they had lost any money but I would not say what amount because if somebody was selfish they would say yes even if they did not lose any money. From 100-and up I would probably leave it or take it to someone I trust so they can find out what to do.
I have found money on the ground before, and each time I have not known who's it was so i kept it. If I knew who's it was I would have returned it, especially if it had sintamental value like a wedding ring.
My cut off is items that are valuable. Money isn't very valuable because you can replace it.
It would depend. My cutoff would probably jewelry, because I would most likely keep any money I found. The jewelry would have sentimental value, unlike the money.
If it was money I would probably keep money and return the more valuable things like rings and necklaces.
well your right $100 is the cut off but no matter what the object is you should still return it. If its not yours it doesn't belong to you therefore you should not keep it.
I think if I found a five dollar bill on the ground and I couldn't tell who lost it, I would probably keep it because five dollars is not that difficult for most people to earn these days, but if it was something as important and valuable as a diamond ring I would try my best to make sure that the person who lost it got it back. Maybe put up some signs and then if they claimed they owned it I would ask them to describe the ring and if they got it right I would give it back to them or if I knew that they had a regular place they went to I would try and meet them there and give it to them like that.
II have found wallets and money before. I have returned all wallets I have ever found but if I find lose money and I don't know who dropped the money then I keep it.
I I don't really think there is a cut off. If it's something that you really miss I wouldn't take it. It doesn't matter, it's your stuff not mine so i'm gonna give it back.
My cut-off point would be around maybe 100 dollars or more. Anything less I believe would be available to the public, but over a hundred dollars is just too much and it would needed to be returned immediately.
If I found a random $5 bill on the ground and I couldn't tell who lost it, I would most likely keep it, but if it was something as valuable and important as $100 or a diamond ring I would try to find the person who lost it by maybe putting up signs and asking them to describe how much they lost or what the ring looked like. If they could tell me that I would return it to them happily.
I I have found 1's, 5's, 10's, 20's and so on (not 100's yet). I've returned them all, provided I can find who they belonged to. The cut off is quarters. I would keep a quarter. For example, if you find a wallet with $100...........Take it or Leave it?
what i would do is give it back because it is nice
I think that there should be no cut-off because imagine if you were in there shoes and you would want it back no matter if it was $1 to $100, a gold ring to a diamond one I would try to find the person who lost it.
I would say that if it was like a 1 dollar bill i would say keep it but if it was a dimond ring i would find the owner ASAP
If I thought it was something personal to someone I would try to find the owner. However, if it was money I would probably keep it if I were by myself. If it was like anywhere from 5-20 dollars I would keep it regardless but I think that if it were above 20 dollars and I was in a public place (not alone) I would ask around and see if I could find the owner.
If you see some money fall out of somebody's pocket then you should give it to them, but if you just see some money blowing in the wind, or just laying there and nobody is around then it would be all right to take it
I would try to find its owner and if no one claimed it i would find someone to give it to.
Well I would of returned it because it is the right thing to do.
If i found a diamond ring i would try to find the owner.
I think you should definitly try to find the owner or a lost or found if you find $100 or more because you never know if that is all the money someone has sand it is to pay there bills! you really have to and need to be considerate of others when it comes to something that is not yours.
I think that if some found money they might keep it if it's a diamond ring then maybe go and look for the owner and return it.
A few months ago i found a diamond ring in the girls bathroom at my school. I brought it to the High School office in hopes that someone would come looking for it. I don't know if the owner has claimed it yet or not. I would return things like cash if i saw it fall out of someones pocket or if it has some sore of value to that person and I didn't know who it belonged to i would find a lost and found. But if its something like a random $5 lying in the street I would probably just keep it if there is no one to claim it.
I don't think there is a cut off point. If the item doesn't belong to you, you shouldn't keep it. It doesn't matter if it's ten dollars or a hundred dollars, the money isn't yours, you should give it back.
i would definetly return it back because i would feel totally guilty about taking it and then theyd be looking for it and i would have to confess or feel even worse
If I thought that the item that was lost wasn't worth a lot or had much meaning to the person, like 5 dollars, I would probably keep it. But if it was a ring or something I would try to find the owner.
What its trying to say is if it wasa1 or 2 dollars then you would probably take it but a crystal or a diamond ring you should return it to the previous owner! If you don't do the right thing that is called stilling
If I found money on the side walk, I would probley leave it. Unless i was to see someone drop it, but in that situation i would tell them they dropped it.
That was very nice of him to give her her ring back! He made the right choice! That is what I would do. I agree Garrett exactly!
I thought that was really sweet what that guy did. Usually guys just run off and trade it in for money but this guy was really nice and he gave it back to her! I would do the same if i were in this conservation.
If i didn't see who dropped it and i had no idea who's it was,I would probable keep it, but if i saw who dropped it I to return it.
I would try and return anything I found. It may mean a lot to someone.
I think that if it were a little amount I would probably keep it, but if it were a big amount I would try to find the owner.
I would keep $20 at the most. If I find more than that, I would find the owner.
I think the cut of should be anything over $50 you have to try to find the owner of the property. I think that they SHOULD not even think about keeping a ring or anything of that value. Rings are very special to some people and they would be really hurt if the wrong person kept it. I would want my ring back if I lost it!
You should always return something that doesn't belong to you, think of it this way if you lost something wouldn't you want it returned to you?
I think the cut off would be anything that is not mine it would be selfish to take someone eles's stuff or money because they worked to get what they have!
I don't think there is really a price on a cut off point. If something belongs to someone, then you should give it back to them. It doesn't matter if it is $1 or $100. You never know how much value something is to someone.
if i found a diamond ring i would keep it because I dont have a bed. Also the rich people that bought the diamond ring dont deserve it.
If it was just $1 to $20 and i would keep it but if it was a ring or something valubale i would return it.
if i found money or something that belonged to somebody i would try to find the owner and return it
i would return it to its rightful owner even if it is gold or justin bieber vip ticet. 200,000 dollers.
if somebody give me a ring for in error i will retrun it back
I personally think that if you find something you should do your best to return it. Someone lost it and probably wants it back. You would probably feel the same way, so just do the right thing and you'll have a clean conscience.
if it was not mine I would find a solution to find its owner if no one had claimed it I would not know what to do.
You should always offer to give something back to someone. Even the smallest material things may mean the most to someone, whether it costed one dollar or one thousand dollars. There is a thing called sentimental value, that can't just be bought back.
my cut off would be if the item would have some kind of value to the owner, or if i saw it being lost from its owner ( falling out of his/her pocket ).
I would return the ring. What would it feel like if you lost something that vauable to you? A dollar is something small, a ring is vauable. It's the right thing to do, I was raised that way.
i think that that man was really nice to return the ring you dont get that much in life it is good that one person can change the world...... everyone can make a diffirence.
i think the cut off should be 5$ because anything over that is there hard eurned money and they deserve to have that which was theres back.
my cut of point would be if i found a wining lottery ticket or someones jewelry and stuff or personal items
If I found someones ring or wallet I would do my best to return it. It would be wrong to keep something so valuable.
I would return anyting even if it was fifty dollars . Wouldn't you want someone to return something very important to you. You should also return it becuse they might not get much money and you could of taken all they made for that week.
My cut off is 2 dollars if it was any more I would try to find the owner.
i would have picked up the ring and would have returned it to the police if i didnt know whos it was and i have found money and jewlery on the ground and one time i returned a wallet and that person was happy that i found it and i would defenetly return their ring.
i would definatly give the ring back.if it were me that lost it i would want them to give it back to me.
My opinion is I would return it because its wrong to steal, and I would not like it if someone had something of mine, and not return it.
I would return the ring because if i lost my dimond ring I would want someone to give it back, and besides wouldn't you feel alittle guilty for finding a ring and not returning it, I know I would.
I would return it because even deep down if we want to keep it God would want us to return it. :)
If I were to find a 5 dollar bill on the ground with no one else around i would say that it was my lucky day because there was no one around to claim it. But if there was a diamond ring i would try to find the nearest person around or Stay there and see if anybody came back looking for it.
If I found a $1 i will still give it to the person that drop it, it doesn't matter how low the value or how high.That person had to work for it. Like if you got $40 for help cleanning a house and you drop it you want it returned.
If i found money or an item of someones somewhere I would look for who it belonged to because i would want some one to return my stuff if they found it somewhere.
If i lost something important to me i wounld want them to return it so i wounld do the same for others.
If someone accidently gives you something they didnt mean to or if you find something on the ground that could be valuabe or is money, try to find whose it is and give it back. Its the right thing to do.
If i found a ring i would return it but if i found like 20 dollars i would keep it unless the owner came back and was looking for the money.
I am a honest person and I would return it no matter what because I was raised that way and it be the right thing to do
if you lost something would you want someone to give it back
For me the cut of would probaly be over $100. But if i found a $100 bill on the ground if i didnt see some onr drop it i would probaly keep it and give it to my parents for gas money.
I would try to return anything i find because you could always get a better reward
No matter how valuable something may be, I would feel too guilty if I took it, whether if it's $10 or a diamond ring. If someone drops it, I'd yell for them, or give it to them next time they come around. I have too much of a good conscience to steal.
if they put the diamond ring in my jar for a donation i would jump up and run after the woman so she could get it back . that would be the right thing to do at that point .
my cut-off would probably be something semintal value to them but if it was money it would be helping me to get out of a situation so if it was money i would take as much as possible but if it was something that looked like it had some sentimental value
If someone drop something I would return it to that person because my parents have taught me to be respectfull
If it was just five dollers i would keep it but if it was more I wouldn't keep it.
If it can be easily replaced like a 5 dollar bill or even 10 dollar bill i would probably keep it. But if it was a gold ring or a diamond i would definitely return it to the person it belonged to or even bring it to a near by lost and found center.
I would try to find who it belongs to because,if I lost a gold ring,a diamond,or $1000 I would want someone to return it.
My cut off point is $20, because that is someones money and they probably earned it. I would try and find that person or turn it in to a lost in found.
If it has value to the person then i would give it back. But if it was just $5 then i would keep it unless i knew how it belonged to
If it's not yours I think you should try your hardest to return it. Yes, it might just be $5 but if it were you, you would want it to be returned. I think it would be more important to return something if it's a personal item, if it's just money it probably won't mean as much to the person if it were lost. Me I would probably keep the money if it were less then about $40 because you never know who will be honest about if its theres or not.
My cut-off point would be a sentimental item, or one with a value of $15 or more1. If it was $15, and no one was around, I would probably keep it.
$1000 is the cut-off. Items such as rings, necklaces, and ext are bad to keep because they have importance to a person.
my belief is that if it is under $5 keep it but if the person who droped it is near by return it, but if its a ring and i see the person who droped it i would run, no scratch that sprint to them and yell THIS IS YOURS, STOP THIS IS YOURS
my cut off would be $5 because thats enough money to buy things that people might need, but its also enough to buy tings people don't need.if i found $100 i would try to find the owner and but if someone was just lieing just to get the money but i would hope that the person who claimed it would donate it or use it for a good cause.
Found money is different than found items. Any item found that appears to be of value or possible sentimental value should be advertised in a local paper or a local website with a lost and found section, in attempt to find the owner. Found loose money of significant value should also be handled this way, though the amount should not be disclosed, owner should be able to verify the amount. A found wallet, purse, phone or other items where the owner is obvious should be returned to that person without hesitation. I would make every attempt to find the owner of all above. I would contact a news agency before handing a valuable item or large sum of loose money over to police or a store associate.
My cut off would be nothing, I have no cut off if you drop a penny that penny is mine. Money makes the world turn so when that money or something that could be turned into money drops on the ground I'm going to pick it up and run with that money. Billy is a great guy but I'm greedy.
I don't think anybody truthfully knows if they would give the ring back. It really just depends on what kind of a person they are.
I think if it was $40, I would keep it only if no one was around. If it was anything more I would look for the owner or lost and found.
I would return it immediatly because it wouldn't be mine. In first grade, I saw a quarter under the swings when we had P.E. outside. I picked it up and gave it to my coach. He said thank you. No one claimed it so when we went in, he pulled me aside and let me have it.
If it was money I would return $300 or up but anything like a ring I wold return it .
If I found one dollar or ten dollars I would probably keep it. If I found something as valuable as a ring I would try to give it back to the owner or go and tell my parents. If my parents were not there I would go and put it in a lost and found.
If I found something like a gold, dimanond, or gold and dimanond ring i would return it to that person . I would not take it no matter what even if I had no money I would return it to the person . No matter what I would not let anyone take it . I would just return it back to the person . Even if I am homeless I would not turn in for money in a pawn shop . if it perwas money I would return it back to the person . I will return anything back to the person . I am a trust worthy person.
My cut off point would be depending on the item. One time i found a $100 Dollar bill in Walmart and i went to the customer service desk and asked if anyone had filed for losing money and they said no, so i took it home, so if it was a ring though i would returns it.
If I found anything that belonged to someone, I would return it because they would probably be going crazy trying to find it. This would be the right thing to do and would make someone very relieved.
My cut-off is a diamond ring because i know people take vowels into their stuff and i have to put myself into their shoes and their point-of-view.
I think that I would give it back if I knew who it was. If I didn't know who the owner was I would bring it to the police station, because it is stealing no matter what. So if I saw a dollar fall out of someones pocket, I would pick it up and give it to them.
My cut off point would be nothing it isn't mine someone else may be in need of having it for something, that little bit of money can carry a homeless person a long way.
IHomeless people rock!
I would return it because its the right thing to do
Iif i found lets say a 20 dollar bill laying on the ground, i wouldnt just walk away with it right there. I would go around and ask nearby people if it is theirs or if they saw someone drop it, and then if no one owns up to it, thats when i would take it.
My cut-off would be an wallet. If it was anything valuable I would look for the owner, put signs up and put it in the lost and found.
I would of returned it because it was something precious to somebody and they would have been worrying deeply about the ring. If it was money I would of kept it.
I would of returned the ring to the owner because the value it has compared to a 5 dollar bill on the ground is diffrent.
I would return it because it can be very valuable to that person , or maybe they may be poor.
If i saw the person who drooped it no matter how much it is I wold take it If i don't see who dropped i wold take it. Unless It's girly
I would return the ring if I knew who's it was but if I did not know whose it was I would keep it or sell it for money.
I would return it because it doesn't matter the value of the bill or the ring. You know it belongs to another person and it is probably valuable to them. You should alwayS DO THE RIGHT THANG!!
My cut-off would be if I found a gold ring I would try my best to find the owner , or turn it into the police if they were around .
My cut off point would be $20. But if the value was higher, I would try to find the owner, but if I couldn't find he/she, I would keep it.
I think you should give it back to the person who lost it. It was the nice thing to do and you could go to jail for stealing. If one day you lost something value able and someone found it and just took it, you wouldn't like it.
II think the cut off line is $50 because you have to think of both points of view and $50 is a lot of money that is found also it's a lot of money being lost.
I If i found the money and no one else was around i would keep it but if it was a purse or a ring i would turn it into the most responsible person around or near me.
I would return it but he asked for nothing in return which is amazing, he also lives on the street.
If it was something very important like an engagement ring or $100 and up I would return it but if it was some money about $1- $20 I would keep it.
My friend once found a check for 50$ he recognized the name and returned it to its owner.
I would return it because its like losing 5,000 dollars and it means lots to her and her family
My cut-off would probably be something that is very special has been pasted down from generation to generation like a ring and also something that is $70 or more
I would give it back. My friends and I where walking back to my house one time, and one of my friend picked up a five dollar bill. Then she started unfolding it, and it turned out to be forty five dollars! My other friend and I told her to put the money back, it wasn't ours and someone could be looking for it.
i would return it or at least find a lost in found like the reporter said
I Would return it if it wosent mine becuase who ever bought it the person spent a lot of money $
When it comes down to it, I was taught that if it is not mine, I give it back. To me, it's as simple as that.
good job for the homeless guy
I have found money befoe but findinding diamond wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But i would return it to its owner knowing it was the right thting.
my cut off point would be if the item was very valueable or special to that person.
that old man was very nice even if he didnt have much money.
Honestly, if i found 5 dollars on the ground i would look around and if anyone looks like they lost something i would ask them.But really, if i cant figure out who owned the money, i would just keep it. But if i did ask them, they could be lying so its really just a trust thing.
I think that you should rather save your money than to spend it. My Dad always told me with more money you can buy multiple items rather than blowing away your money with only one item or two.
Honestly, I Think U Should Return What U Find On The Ground Becasuse IF U Lose Something That IS Important I Know You Really Want IT Back! If U Lose Something That Cost Alot I Think U Should Try To Find The
Owner Or In The Last And Found.... That Wounld Be Really Nice + Good For U!
I would give the ring back for $100 then I would save up on more cash but if it was dimond I would give it for free
that was so nice of tyhat man to give that ring back. and not keep it to himself.
if you have found someones precious thing i think its best to return it to the owner.
I would return something i find to the owner.
5 dolllar is nothing compeared to a dimond ring so i would try to find its owner
i saw a homless person once at the downtown and he was playing on the drums(washing buckets) and he earned lots of money.
i would return it its the nice thing to do because if you keep it your stealing it
I think it is the right thing to return something because you might lose something and you don't know where it is. Also the ring would cost $100 because it is cheaper than 1.000 dollars.
That homeLess man shuld deserve a home.
I would give the ring back, it wouldnt matter what it is i would return anything.
Man, if I found a dimond ring in like walmart or something, I'd go around the store and ask every body if its theirs and even if they were lieing i wouldnt be able to tell but even if i could i would take their word for it. You never know maybe the person knows whos it is . . .
I'd give it back as long as they actually cared about the item, if they didn't I'd gove it to someone who needed it.
I think I would have returned it, even if I lived on the street. This ring had much value to the person it belonged it. Sometimes by doing the right thing you get the best of the rewards. In this case, he did get the best outcome.
I do believe returning it is the right thing. The item that was lost may be very sentimental to an invidual or multiple people.
I believe that if I was put under the pressure of this situation that I would return the ring, or at least diligently look for the owner before I was to even consider keeping the ring for myself.
i have found money before and i kept it if nobody was looking >.< if it was something as valuable as a diamond ring i would try and return the ring.
My cut-off point would be personal, or sentimental items. 5 or 10 dollars, i'd probably take if the person wasnt right there for me to return it to. But a diamond ring? yeah, I would return it. Thats a very personal peice of someones, plus a diamond ring isn't cheap. Taking it, would be like taking all the money it cost, out of their pockets. And i dont like money being taken out of my pocket, therefore I dont do it to other people.
I would of went to a jeweler and asked how much it was worth and to see if it was real, then if it was real i would of went to the place where the owner lost the ring to wait and see if she would come back for it.
I believe that the cut-off would most likely be around a value of $20 and up, because no one is going to run around trying to find who's 5 dollar bill this is that they've found on the ground. I believe that the sentimental value would play a huge role in wether I return something i find. I do think that if I find a dollar on the ground that i will keep it but if i found a ring or even a $20 bill i would probably search for the owner.
I think its good that he did return it. It just shows that there are some good people still left in this world, and its sad that most people would not return it.
I would've waited a couple of days then if they didn't get it I would've kep't it.
The item may have a sentimental value to someone so if I kept the item I would feel guilty as if I was taking a part of someones happiness away.
IF I FOUND SOMETHING VALUBLE TO OTHERES THENE I WOULD TRY TO GIVE IT BACK TO THE OWNER OR I WOULD PUT UP PICTURES AND HANG THEM AROUND OUT SIDE I WOULD ALSO PUT THE ITEM ON CREGS LIST AND HAVE FAITH THAT THE OWNER FINDS IT. -god is good-
I would return the item because i would want the person to do the same for me
I think the cutoff point is not monetary value,but rather what memories it holds.I always am careful when I use the "Finders Keepers" rule.
It really would depend on the pesonality or character of a person. My cut off would be like $50 you know. I wouldnt want to live with something like that on my shoulder.
returning the ring would be the right thing to do because someone probably put allot of love into that ring.
I would return it because, yes it is something that means a lot to the woman. If it was like maybe 1 or 5 dollars to be honest I probably would not return it.
How is it possible to return something that belongs to someone else when you dont know who the person might be. Unless tou fnid some way but i wouldnt know how to. But i know i wouldnt keep it.
i i would return it because i would feel guilty later
If that was me in that situation i would do the right thing and give the return it cause with good deed come good thing.
IIt just depends on what you find but i would give it back because i would want somebody to give me my stuff back .
i i would return it because if i had lost a engagement ring then i would want somebody to return it to me and that's just the right thing to do....
I think if you find somthing that doesnt belong to you you should return it no matter what it is. You dont know what it means to someone else.
If i found some money say $5-$10, i would probably keep it but if its someones engagement ring i would return that because if means something special.
my cut off point is if it means something to me then it might mean something to them so yeah i would give it back then
My cut off point would be 20 bucks
My cut off would be if the ring was important then the best thing would've been was to give it back because you would want the same thing done to you.
My cut of would be nothing i wouldn't of cared. I would of tried to find the owner
If i found a diamond ring somewhere just lying around, i would keep it because for one i wouldn't know whose ring it was and they wouldn't know that i had it. If they put a reward up for the ring, that's when i would give it to them. <3
My cut off point would be if the item most likely had a sintamental value to the person who lost it if it is a dollar lost not much sintamental value there but a dimond ring would so the amount of sintamental value if I would keep something or try to find the owne !!!
nope ill give it back because it mite have sentimental value to the owner but the five dollars it will be mine.
II would keep the five dollars and I would return the ring cause I might get something back.
yes becuase thats the right thing to do , count your blessings everytime you get a chance
i would not give it back because i would need the money
If i have found something valuable i would keep it make money out of it .Honestly if no ones say that they have lost it then I would keep it
sentimental value is the cut off for me i would keep it if i felt they would have kept it in my position
my cut off point would be if the item most likely had a sintamental value to the person. and if the had a dollars lost not much sintamental.
Kudos to that guy that is reward-worthy, and if i had accidently dropped somthing that I cherished i would have done the same.
If I would have found something valuable. I'd never give it back. its their fault for losing it. so yeahhhhhh
I guess my cut off point would be something that is worth about 20 dollars anything higher I would try to return.
no because it is stealing .
I will keep it for a day and then return it.
I keep all the money. Its finders keepers.They should of never left it.
My Cut-off point would be a bill, because people would know it was gone.
i would not return anything valueable that i found,because whatever i find is mine. if they lost it its there fault.
It would be 1 for me because some one may be very pore and has barely any money and they would want to add up every penny they get even 1 dollar is a lot of money.
I would find the nearest lost and found and if you pick up a five dollar bill on the ground and you keep it's kinda like stealing
My cut off would be 50 dollars i mean its not that much but still i could buy like 30 candy bars but if i found like a five dollar bill i would probably keep it but if it was like a Bracelet, necklace, earings or a ring i would find a lost and found and if i found it in a parking lot than i would give it to the owner of the store and fins their lost and found or post up adds that i found it.
i brady would have give her back the ring but if i found 11$ i would have kept it. some body could have lied to get the $$$$$$$$.:)
My cut off point would be a stack of money. I would return the stack of money. I would return it because that's what people would want to do for me.
If i found a hundred dollar bill i would find a lost and found and or try to find the owner.
Yay i would keep a dollar if i found it on the ground. But if it was jewlery than no i would try to find the owner.
if if was homeless an the girl accidentally gave it too me i would return it. but if i homeless an stumbled upon it i think i would keep. remember i'm (homeless).
I think if you knew who the money or the ring belonged to, you should give it back. If you just found it out of nowhere you should keep it.
For me if I found a five dollar bill.... I'd keep it, but if I found anything higher then ten I'd probably try to find the person who owns it and return it to them, or leave it there so that they can retrace there steps and find it.
If I was that guy and that lady came up tome and gave me change I'd check it first to see how much I got see the ring and slip it into my coat pocket
Anything I find I would try to find it's owner, so it can be returned safely.
If i would find 5 dollars on the ground i would keep it unless i see if that person dropped it.but if i see a diamond ring on the floor i would do my best to try and look for the owner.
We think that the cut off for keeping something you find is ten dollars. Even then though you want those ten dollars back. We think it would be best to look around for the person who lost their item first before taking off with it.p
Anything I find I do my best to find its owner.
I would give the ring back I don't care if it is money or candy or something that is not important I would still give it back. It's not mine and i don't want it or need it.
I would do the same :)
Return It Even If It You Need It To Live On.Its The Right Thing To Do.
If I were a homeless person and i have accidently got a diamond ring i would be respectful and return it besides the person might raise a donation to you that might cost more than the ring.
Returning it would be the right thing to do
Five bucks is easily replaced but a Diamond ring... Not so easy to replace I would return it.
I think that returning something valuable would be the right thing to do.. But if there is no one to give it to, then keeping it wouldn't be so bad in my opinion.
if it was my friends or family wallet, ya i would give it back to him, but any body else it mine.
if it was at school i would definitely return it but out of school and i found it on the flour id keep it
The fact that a person would even keep a diamond ring or $1,000 dollars that is someone else's isn't right. I would think about how it probably has an emotional value to the owner. Keeping something like that isn't right. If its just $5.00 i still would at least try to look for the owner.
the man did a really good job. I am really proud for the old man returning the diamond rind. The ring could be about 900 bucks. That's really hard to do that much money thats harder than you think.
I know it's bad, but I would keep any cash. What am I gonna do? Bring it to a lost and found? Who checks a lost and found for a bill?
Money, I'd keep it. A diamond ring? That is a different story.
If you find a dollar less than $10 you should keep it but if it's any higher you should return it to the the lost and found. Return anything you find because, the item can mean a lot to a person.
If I saw five dollars on the ground and no one was around looking for it, I would keep it, but if it was something like the diamond ring, I would return it.
Well there is no cut off point for me when i find something that isn't mine, I would just give back no matter what it is.
My cut off point would be anything that wasn't just spare change. If you find 5 bucks on the side of the road then it's your lucky day but if it's something as important as a ring or a wallet, you should really try to find the owner or at least a lost and found.
I was a victim of getting an item stolen as well. I know how it feels and I would be glad to return anything that is a value to others even if it is just a note.
I would give it back to her because is a sentimental value to some people and plus people should do whats right and give it back.
I would not keep it because you don't know if an object has sentimental value to it or if that amount of money was really needed for something.
it doesn't matter how much it is worth, you should try your hardest to find it's owner. if you can't find the owner, give it to charity.
i would cut it off at 10 dollars.Hunter you should think about the other person that lost the ring.Would you like it if someone stole your ring and sell it on ebay?
If it came to that, I would try my best to find the owner, and return it. Except I would be very cautious of who I trust, to keep it in lost and found. Also I would keep twenty dollars if I found it on the ground.
I would try to return anything that looks valuable or give it to the lost and found. If I lost something special, I would like it to be returned back to me.
A diamond ring has a lot of sentimental value but a five dollar bill not so much.
if there is a way to return something to someone , you should
I would have returned it, but it probably took a lot of thought for the man to do this. Keeping it would have done so much for him, but he followed the golden rule and turned it in.
if there is something that doesn't belong to you, it means something to someone and if there is a way to return it, you should.
If it was something as valuable as a ring I would try and find the owner if it was something like 5 dollars I would prolly keep it.
I would return it. But the cut off for me would be around 7,000 dollars. But otherwise I would return it.. ;)
The cut off for me would be real ring it might be a gift or an engagment ring or there grandma's ring who past away its defintly a gift that is important
I believe in giving back what does not belong to me! Karma works both ways.... and I would want someone to return what I had lost. Billy Ray Harris did the right thing and good karma is finding him in Kansas City!
If i would have found the diamond ring i would have kept it but if the lady came back i would give to her. i understand if i lost my wedding ring i would want somebody to give it back to me or my wife.
Cash is hard to return if it's not in a wallet. But if you have a way of giving it back to whoever lost it then no matter how much or what it is you should.
Well. If I found $5 sitting alone on the ground, I'd probably put it right in to my pocket. But $100!!! Of course I have to return it!
I myself have a younger brother who lost 4 5 dollar bills in Target, once we found out they were gone, we thought for sure someone would have stolen them. But we decided to go up to the manager to see if anyone had dropped off 20 bucks they found, and there they were, 4, 5 dollar bills. I would probably keep a dollar I found, but more than that, like 20? Or even a diamond ring? No that would be dishonest.
I think that it was right t o return it because she accidentally dropped it in the cup. Unless she meant to give it to him, it's right to return it. Especially something that valuable.
I think that feeling that you did the right thing is better than feeling richer.
When I was six years old, I found five dollars on the playground. My mom told be to put it back where I found it, and at first I thought she was just being a party pooper, now I realize that I did the right thing.
if it was just a five dollar bill i think i might keep it but if its something like a wallet or diamond ring you definatly want to return it
If I found a diamond or a personal belonging on the ground, then I would return it because personally it has no use to me, and I wouldn't take the time to actually sell it. If it was loose money, and there was no one around to claim it, and there wasn't a legit lost and found, I would keep the money. If the money was in a wallet, then I would return all the money with evrything inside the wallet because I know how much it sucks to lose money in the first place.
If I knew whose it was, I would return it no matter what. But if I had no idea who it belonged to, I would keep it up until about 50$ or anything that wasn't money.
i think that it was generosity to give back.
To be honest, I do not know what I would do. That is a hard decision to make. Who knows, who knows.
If someone gave me a ring i would probably keep it because it would be worthy a lot of money to me because i would be homeless. I wouldn't have any regrets.
I would keep it finders keepers. Also thats way more money in my pokcet to spend on clothes and other items that i need. Thats all i would do nothing more nothing less.
if i find money i would keep it cuz you can give it back .If was a ring i would give it back cuz thats something to some one so much and you don't know if there mom or dad who gave it to them . but if was something like a phone i would take it to the company .
if it was a small amount af money yea i would keep it. but if it was something really important to someone i wold return it because it has value to that person. and they would really be upset because they just lost it and come back to where it was and its gone.
If it's $1 or $5 ,I know my self, I would keep it. Maybe even $10 if there wasn't anyone around,but big cash. I would definitely try to find an owner. I wouldn't leave at a lost and found because anyone can easily take it.
It's great to know that people do still have good character, but most people probably wouldn't have returned the diamond ring. Personally, I believe that if you found money on the ground, didn't see anyone drop it or anyone looking for it, it would be fine to pick it up. Anything other than that, it just wouldn't be right to keep it. I hope that people will learn from Billy's good deed, and that if you help someone out, they will most likely help you back!
My cut off point would be an item that is sintamental like a gold watch or a dimond ring or something that has been passed down in there family I will try my best to look for the persons item
If i was to find a ring i wound try my best to find the owner. You shound all ways treat others the way you want to be treated.
The line is drawn at will it mean a lot to someone. Would they really miss it? Then if yes is the answer you should give it back.
I think if you find any amount money on the ground and you saw who dropped it you should return it to them no matter what your circumstances are.
I would hang on to it until I find a Gas station , Resteraunt , or store that has a bin that you can put money in for people or places that need help for example the girl who got shot for standing up for education or People who need help with damages from superstorm sandy
Honestly, there shouldn't be a cut-off. Some things, like a diamond ring, have meaning and value to whoever owns it. Even if at the moment you have second thoughts about keeping it, you should know in your heart that its not the right thing to do.
My mom had left her wallet somewhere, and the person that found it called her and gave it back. Nothing stolen and no catch. I think that is the right thing to do.
I would give the diamond back but if i could not find him i would go to lost in found and have them try to find him.I would be sad if i lost a ring which cost a lot of money.
Return it. It's the better thing to do plus you would feel good about the good deed done.
I think that every penny is hard earned. For some people, pennies don't mean much but add all those "harmless" pennies people take a year and it would probably be in the thousands. Don't take anything that isn't yours even if it barely has a value...
i would give it to who ever it belongs to unless i was strugling to pay for somthing but thats a long way away before i have to pay for anythig
I think no matter if it's $1 or $1,000, we should always step up and do the right thing and return it.
I would never take anything that's not mine, without trying to find the owner. If nobody claims it then I would definetly keep it. i've found 5, 10, and 20 dollar bills, nobody claimed them for a week, so i kept them. I would never steal if i knew the owner though.
My opinion is no matter what it is, living or nonliving , you should always return anything. Although the possibilities of finding the owner is very small, you should still try to do the right thing.
I would like to say that i would return anything over 100 $ but, i've never really been in that situation so i'm unsure
I would return it no matter what it is because it is a value to that person
I believe that anything over 20$ should be returned. If you suddenly walked home with a hundred dollar bill, that would a raise some suspicion. Also, anything that has sentimental value,such as a ring, should be returned. I know if I lost it, I would want it back.
I would return it because it is the nice thing to do
Well let's see if it was a five dollar bill i would keep it if it was a wallet i would return it or a ring .
if i found $5 dollars, i would keep it but if i find a diamond i woul try and return it back to the owner and put up flyers for the owner to come and get back their diamond.
If I found a dimond ring i would spen at most 2 months trying to find the owner. After that if nobody shows up, I would sell the ring and donate the money I got to Make a Wish Foundation.
i would really give it back cause its really the nicest thing to do even though i wouldnt get any money.
I think you should return anything that doesn't belong to you. It's the right thing to do. It's good karma!!!!
If I lost anything worth more than $20 I would want it back.... so I would do the same for anyone else.
If I had found something that expensive, I would try my best to find the owner, because I know how much I would be missing it if I were in their place.
I think the cut off depends on one's train of thought when they find the lost possession. If they think it isn't worth much to another, they will probably keep it. On the other hand, if they think the that item is worth the world to another or at least that someone may really need it, they will probably try to return it.
I think it would be better to return it to the owner because its theirs, it will make you feel good, it's the right thing to do, and you may get a reward.
if was 1,000 dollars I would keep it because if i ask someone the y will say it was there's and it is not.
I would have to give ba ck money to the homeless guy, but not the ring. I would walk away and say thank you.
I would give it back to the bank. I think stealing is bad.
I would have to give back anything over $1000.
I think the cut-off point relates to how easily the owner of the item or money can be located. In any case, giving found items or money to the police is a good idea. If the owner doesn't come forward in a certain period of time, ownership reverts to you.
Anything I fInd I would try to find it's owner.
If i find money I would most likely keep it because most likely i would not find the owner.but if it was something valuable i would do my best to find the owner
I would not return anything that i find on the ground because the rich people dont deserve it.
If i found 20$ dollars on the floor i would keep it because people are just going to lie to get to the money i just say sir have you lost money and ask how much.
I would return It cause anyways when I get older I might get in an engagement!
I think the cut off would be $50, if i found anything less than that i sould keep it. Anything more i would take it to a lost and found.
I would keep almost any amount of money i think, but if i found something that i could tell is an important object or i can tell their are memories involved in the object i would return it no matter what.
If it was a dollar i would keep it but if it was a $100 i would turn it in.
If found a 50 dollar bill I would keep it if I found a wallet i Would return it it rally depends on the situation.
If I found a persons walet I would defidently return it but if it was just cash then sorry buddy it's mine.
If I found 1daller bill or 2daller bill or so on I wouldnt give it to anyone only if it was one of my family members or if it was a friends.
But if i have found a walet with a drivers licence I would try and find the person with everything in it.
I would give back something as special a ring. If it were 5 dollars that would be different.
I would return it. I think the cut off would be money because theres really no owner.
I think the cut off point should be as much as the guy and the couple agree on. I had a friend that found a wallet and tried to find its owner.
if it was 10-50 $ i would keep it but if it was 100$ or a ring then i would try to find the owner or give it to a lost and found
I probably not even pick up money i mean unless it was a few cents if it was anything more than one dollar just leave it their
I would definitely try and find the owner for a diamond ring and stay right where I was so that if they come back looking for it I would be there. If i found something else like money, under fifteen dollars, I would keep it. If it was over fifteen dollars, I would try and find the owner.
I would return it no matter how much it was worth because I know that someone lost it and I know that someone deserves to get it back as the news said I would look for a nearby lost and found and ask other people if they lost something or if they knew someone that had lost something
I think it would depend on what you found because if you found money how would you find the person because everyone has money. But a ring, wallets, personal belongings it would be easier to find the owner with stuff thats not money because not many people will have the same thing.
I honestly think the cut off would be something sentiment like a gold ring but money wise unless a wallet if its just money you should just keep it because someone would be like oh thats mine but if its a ring try and find that person or something but money you have no lead to the person.
Well I would probably return it but say it was only about 5$-10$ Probly not!
I would have gave it back because you could of been rewarded and they will be very thank full to know the honesty to give it back knowing that you are living on the street.
My dad always told me to leave things as i fount them so why not just leave money
You can keep something that doesn't have much sentimental value, but it would be best to try to return it to an owner. You should return something when it looks very expensive or has sentimental value.
If I personally found 5$ i would probably take it maybe even 10$ but that would be the cut off because what if someone needed it for something really important like to buy food for their family. I would do whatever i could to find the person like maybe a lost ring or pet but if nobody claimed it i would find a lost and found and hope that it gets back to the rightful owner! But as for the pet I would keep taking care of it and put up posters until the pet was claimed because the pound would probably put the pup down!:(
I would keep it if it was any amount of money, but i would return it if it was very valuable to a person.
It depends on what the object was because, if it was money it would be difficult to find the owner. But if it was a gold ring I would at least try to return it to the owner, because that could be much more important than money.
i would try to find the owner because i like to; think of it from the owners perspective, what if it was u who dropped a hundred dollars
My cut off point would be if the object looks like its worth a lot of money than look around theres also a god thing that can come from giveing that one object back to its owner.But if its worthless than i know i can keep it and not worry about the person who lost it
If i found a ring like the one the homeless man found i would find its owner. I would do this because it was the right thing to do. If it were money I would turn it in to the lost and found and hope that a honest person would clam it not just some person who just wants money.
I would absolutely return something if it's valuable to someone and I will try to find then no matter what.
I'd try to help people find what they had lost if it was important...after all, I wouldn't want to be the person who had lost it and never got it back
If I were that man I would have also returned the ring. I think wether I was homeless or not I would have been an honest person and given it back because its better to sleep with a clean conscious then live rich with a bad one.
I have more than once found a couple dollars on the ground and I am sure many others have too. That is something that you can't really give to a specific owner unless you saw them drop it. If not, its impossible to find a real owner. Though, if a very valuable item, such as jewelry or a wallet; i would do my best to return the item to its proper owner.
To me I think everything would be a cut off even if it was a five doller bill you don't know the history behind it. Maybe it was a five year old's five doller bill that S/he got on his brithday from his dead mother or maybe he wanted the money to buy a new present for his parents anniversary you never know.
It's hard to return money becaus you never know whose it is. People might lie. I found a 50 dollar bill in my backyard once and kept it. But also I have found 3 one hundred dollar bills and I went to the police and reported it. If it's under 100, most people will keep it because people love money and its an easy way to get monet and people will never know
I would return something as valuable as that but if its only like $1 I would keep it
If it was something I lost I would really want it back wouldn't you? So I would return the item I found or at lest try to return it.
I believe that it depends on the item it was dropped. Say, there was a ten-dollar bill on the ground. Does it have a real meaning to it? Will the person who dropped it miss that particular ten-dollar bill? If not, I'd probably keep it. However, a diamond ring? I'd definitely try to return it.
I think it shows you that there are still people out there with strong character. I would have given it back. It was the right thing to do.
If I found that ring I would try to see how much it is worth, before giving it back to its rightful owner; to start a conversation about how bad it would be to lose it or what are you going to tell your husband if I didn't know where it was? Ex Cetera, Ex Cetera!
Keep it? or Return it? I would keep it in a safe place while trying to find the owner in order to return it to him/her/them when I end up them. So pretty much answering your question it would have to be both due to the explaination in which I just typed; the question asked keep it or return it? Long story short my answer is both......
I would return the diamond ring because it would be the right thing to do, and who knows if I return it, Icould get some money, and if there wasn't money involved it would stil be the right thing to do!!
If It was 10 no but if It was a ring yes because it was something someone important gave you I have friends that's would not
Thou shall return what is not thous property to thou rightful owner.
I would return it because i rather make a person happy and not have a guilty felling.
Return it. Its the right thing to do in this world. :D
I would keep the ring. It would be at least $1,000 USD. Plus he is homeless. So i would keep it for food or to get a house
i would keep it for money so i could rent a apartment
I would return the ring because it is not mind and the ring is specil its engagment ring.
i would keep the money because there is no way you can find a truthful i but a diamond ring i would either way keep it
I would return a ring but if no one is around and you find a doller than its all right to keep it
my grandma found a one hundred doller bill but she kept it because it was at a grocirie store and that would be to hard to find the owner
i would give it back thats the right thing to do and y'all who said that u would keep it y'all are dead wrong and gods watching
This forum disgusts me. Why happened to the world? What isn't yours, simply isn't yours. No excuses or cut off points. I am happy that this man returned the ring. And more of you should take note.
I think that he should return it because it is the right thing to do. The reason i think it should be returned because that ring was very special to her and it was her engament ring so he should totally return it
I would probably keep like a twenty or a ten, but a diamond ring or a wedding ring, needs to be returned back to its rightful owner.
I think you should all ways give something back. Its the right thing, and you never know how much it means to someone.
If it was like 1 or 5 dollars i would probably keep it. But if it was a diamond ring i would definitely return it. I respect that man for returning that ring even though he is homeless.
I believe that the guy did the right thing. My opinion i would try to find the owner as well, but if i did not find the owner i would not know what to do
I would find the person who lose it and return it but if it was a $5 bill I would keep it and buy food
WOW! This guy is great. Think about it, most of us wouldn't give it back. He did a great thing despite the bit of a pickle he was in.
I would give the ring back no matter how much it cost because that's some ones engagement ring and I know she was probably upset and if that was me I would want some one to return it to me to.
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