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What a nice surprise, and right before her 50th Anniversary.
Does anyone else think a $50 reward to this young boy is excessive?Posted by: Janet at November 19, 2009 12:21 PM
Not if they were diamond rings. "For where your treasure is, there also your heart is." Why not treasure a kid like that?Posted by: MEL at November 19, 2009 8:06 PM
There are two perspectives to consider.
First: Whether it's excessive or not is for the boy's parents to decide. One might worry that it would teach him that it's not worth doing the right thing unless you get money. However, the fact that his mother called and returned the rings demonstrates that she's the type of person who most likely teaches her children to do what is right anyway.
Second: When I considered the value the woman placed on the rings and the joy she felt at recovering them, from her perspective, it was a really good deal. If I lost my, or especially my wife's, wedding bands and 20 years later someone returned them, I would want to do something special for the people that returned them.
Whether or not is was excessive is none of my business. I am happy for the woman. I am also happy for the boy, not because he got fifty bucks, but because he learned what it feels like to help somebody else be happy.Posted by: Hurq at November 21, 2009 12:15 AM