By Irika Sargent
Webster, TX (KPRC/CNN) - There is good karma on the way for some Goodwill store employees in Texas.
A worker inside a Houston-area Goodwill put aside a pair of shoes a customer donated after finding one of the shoes filled with cash.
Richard Lopez and his team at the Goodwill in Webster help to change lives in small ways every day. He says a recent good deed was just another good day at work.
"We have policies here at Goodwill, we want to make sure we're, uh, doing the right thing," said Lopez.
He says a man brought in a bag of clothes and shoes over the weekend. As an employee started arranging the items on shelves he noticed something stuck inside one of the shoes.
"Upon looking at them discovered quite a large wad of $100 bills ended up being about $3,300," said Lopez.
He says his team, being the honest employees they are, alerted him, so he planned to set the money aside for seven days to see if anyone claimed it.
Sure enough, a woman did. Clarence Cope was working that day.
"She was so grateful and she was crying," said Cope.
Turns out, the woman's husband had given away the shoes not realizing his wife had been stashing their life savings inside.
Cope eagerly returned the money after the woman described just how much she lost in details.
A shocking but happy ending that makes other customers appreciate the Goodwill even more.