The Twenty-Dollar Bill

“The Twenty-Dollar Bill,” Friend, May 2007, 37

The Twenty-Dollar Bill

One day while I was at a store with my mom I found a twenty-dollar bill on the floor. I showed it to my mom and she asked me what I thought I should do with it. I knew that the money did not belong to me, so I decided to give it to a store clerk. While we were checking out, the clerk told me that a little girl had called crying because she had lost her birthday money. Because I did the right thing, the little girl got her money back, and I got a big hug from my mom.

Jackson B., age 5, Ohio