She'd been walking 2.7 miles to work every day for the past year. Diane Gordon knows because her car broke down last February. She was walking home on Jan. 21, when she stopped at the BP gas station for a snack.
"I looked down on the ground and found a plastic bag with a large sum of money in it," she said. "When you turned it over there was even more money."
So she grabbed it - and knew exactly what she needed to do.
"This doesn’t belong to me, I need to call a police officer," Diane said.
"It never really crossed her mind to do anything other than turn it over," said Lt. Matthew Ivory.
White Lake police came out to investigate the envelope full which belonged to newlyweds.
"Inside the bag was also wedding cards, these were gifts from a wedding that occurred that day," said Ivory. "I think it was $14,780 worth of cash." Diane could have used that money. "Especially under the idea that she doesn’t have transportation," Ivory said.
Diane doesn't mind the walk to work. But not having a vehicle means she's missing out on other things in her life.
"Grandkids have sporting events that she can’t drive to, jumping into the car and driving over to see them doesn’t happen," Ivory said. "It could have made my life a whole lot easier but it’s okay, it didn’t belong to me."
Police tracked down the newlyweds and returned the money.
"It was a young couple who had just got married that day. It belonged to them," Ivory said. But the story doesn't end there.
"One of our officer’s wives actually set up a GoFundMe," Ivory said. "(Because) the world could probably use a few more Dianes."
"I’m floored," she said. "I mean, I didn’t do anything special." So far more than $37,000 has been donated! More than enough to get that new car.
All she asks, is: "You find something that doesn’t belong to you, don’t keep it."
If you’d like to help get Diane a car you can find a link to that fundraiser HERE.