I really wish I could say I would be this honest…. Two poverty-stricken schoolboys given second-hand trousers from a charity were stunned when they found £2,000 – stashed in the pockets.
Khamnon Kaengwichit and his cousin Nawapon Sopasereesuk, both aged nine, received the denim jeans from a local collection to help the poor deal with the cold winter in Thailand.
The pair tried them on at their rundown home and found 100,000THB in used notes – the equivalent of around £2,000 – in the pockets.
Incredibly, the two lads ran straight back to teachers to return the money to is rightful owner in Tak province, north west Thailand.
Local authorities praised the two youngsters and handed them each a 5,000THB – £100 – reward, plus new clothes and blankets.
A teacher at the school said: ”The first thing they did when they found the money was come straight back to school and say they wanted to return it.
”The two boys have been very honest. They’ve done a very good job handing back the money. It’s a kind deed.”
District Red Cross chairwoman Nongkhran Panayakhom took officials to visit the boys and their family at their dilapidated wooden shack home.
The local village chief also gave the lads food while school headmaster Sawat Chaniew said they were trying to trace the owner of the trousers.