We get to hear a lot of cases these days about frauds and thugs following dishonest ways to earn money. “Honesty is the best policy” is one of the first few lessons we learn in childhood. However, in this big bad world, we rarely find people who decide to live their lives with honesty no matter what but this 15-year-old boy has restored our faith to believe that honest people do exist.
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When Vishal Upadhyay, a watchman’s 15-year-old son residing in Surat, found a packet containing diamonds worth ₹40 lakh, he did something completely unexpected with it.
Class 11 student, Vishal was playing cricket at the diamond street when he found a precious packet that had 7000-carat diamonds. The boy came across this packet lying under a two-wheeler while chasing a ball. He then took the packet home without letting anyone know about it. Vishal kept it safe and didn’t even tell his parents about it.
Soon he started the search for the packet’s real owner. Fortunately, it took him just three days to find the owner of the packet. Here’s how he found the owner,
I returned home and kept the packet safely without informing my parents. I thought I would find the rightful owner and return the packet to him. On the third day, the packet owner came looking for the packet. I heard the conversation and immediately followed him. I told him that the packet was with me, said Vishal.
On asking what inspired him to remain honest and return such a precious packet. Vishal said,
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I remember losing a Rs 50 note in the street given by my mother. That day I could not eat. I kept on thinking about the pain and agony through which the person who lost the diamond packet may be going through.
Good things happen to good people. Vishal’s honesty got recognized and he was then even rewarded with a whopping 30,000 rupees.
I am so indebted to the young boy for returning my diamond packet. It would have been a big loss, had I not found the packet. I would have to sell my house to repay my creditors. The boy saved me and my family.
The boy also received a cash prize of Rs. 11,000 from the president of the Surat Diamond Association for staying honest and doing such a noble thing.
Upon asking what will he do with the money, Vishal said,
I will use the money for my studies. I want to make it big one day. I want to give a quality life to my mother and father.
Vishal, whose father is a watchman and earns Rs. 8000 a month has faith in himself. He believes that by following the path of honesty he will do something big one day. Reading such incidents brings a smile to our faces. People like Vishal makes us believe that we still have good samaritans who care about others selflessly.