Iluminado Boc, a motorcycle taxi driver in Manila, Philippines, was struggling to make money for his overdue rent. His financial situation only grew worse as his wife became sick.
As fate would have it, the same day she was taken to the hospital, Boc found $17,000 left behind by a passenger. Though tempting, Boc's honesty prevailed when he returned the money to police in Tagbilaran City.
The woman who lost the money had reported it to police as Boc showed up at the precinct. "It was not mine," 45-year-old Boc said. The owner gave him a $32 reward, which is seven times what a motorcycle taxi driver makes in a day.