There is an old adage where they say that one person’s trash is a treasure for another person. This proved true when an Ohio family threw their grandmother’s treasure accidentally in the trash. Little did the family know that the grandmother had stowed $25,000, in cash, inside her freezer. So, when they were cleaning the kitchen, they threw out the entire sum along with old and expired frozen vegetables.
Looking for the Money
The family had no clue of their actions until the grandmother happened to remember in order to warn the member of her family about misplacing the envelope in the house. However, it was too late. Someone had already come and collected the garbage to take it to the city’s landfill. When they saw that the garbage was already taken, they tried to get in touch with the Republic Solid Waste Services to check if there was any chance for them to get their grandmother’s freezer item back. All this depended on if the truck had reached the dumpsite. If the truck had been offloaded at the landfill, there was nothing the family could have done.
In an interview with ABC News, Gary Capan, Republic’s operations supervisor, said that the bulldozers did their work quickly and if they had dropped it on the landfill, there was no way of retrieving it. Fortunately, Capan managed to track the driver down before he had made the drop. Instead, he drove the truck to a recycling center where 10 workers started looking through the garbage and managed to find the money in no time.
A Happy Ending
Luckily, this story ended on a positive note but there is no way this could happen every time. If you have an old person at home, be prepared to have them store money in the most unexpected places. After all, the elderly tend to put away valuable in the weirdest places. Also, the notes have no expiration dates which means that it is plain wrong to throw money away like that.
Best Friends: A Pigeon That Can’t Fly and a Chihuahua That Can’t Walk
Since the images of this amazing duo were posted online, they became international sensations that stole the hearts of countless people. Lundy the chihuahua puppy and Herman the pigeon both suffer from disabilities but have nonetheless found a safe haven at The Mia Foundation, where they met and quickly formed this unlikely and amazing friendship.
How the Unlikely Friendship Started
Herman was first spotted sitting on the pavement in front of a car dealership in Hilton, New York. He was there for a few days before people noticed he couldn’t fly. It turned out that he had an unfixable neurological disorder and the wildlife specialists recommended euthanization. Luckily for Herman, Sue Rogers, the founder of The Mia Foundation, stepped in to save him. This nonprofit organization specializes in rescuing animals with deformities and physical defects.
This was also the place where a sweet chihuahua puppy named Lundy lived due to having “swimmer’s syndrome” that keeps him from moving his hind legs. Herman and Lundy met when Rogers briefly put them on the same bed. They quickly snuggled up together and became virtually inseparable.
A New Home for the Adorable Chihuahua
Thanks to the buzz that Herman and Lundy’s pictures created online, the foundation started receiving many generous donations that will be very useful for the care and surgeries needed for many of the animals in their care. Another unexpected and positive outcome of their pictures going viral so quickly is that several people offered to adopt Lundy and give him the happy home a sweet puppy like him deserves, as soon as his health improves enough
Rogers expressed her gratitude to all the generous people who cared enough to donate to the cause of providing care and health treatments to the animals at The Mia Foundation, as well as those who were moved enough to share Lundy and Herman’s story online.