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Cabbie Returns Bag full of Diamond Rings

In New York:

She gave him just a 30-cent tip, but a New York cabbie didn't hesitate before tracking down a passenger to return 31 diamond rings she had left behind.

"I'm not going to take someone else's money or property to make me rich. I don't want it that way," said driver Osman Chowdhury, who is from Bangladesh.

He was even reluctant to accept the $100 check the passenger offered as a reward, eventually accepting it to cover the fares he lost while trying to locate her. But the 41-year-old cabbie did have a message: "I'm proud of what I did so that people know New York taxi drivers are honest."

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The cheapskate New York Jewler is not identified, but I'd hate for it to turn out to be an Orthodox Jew. We used to have a corner on kindness, honesty, and integrity. I wonder if the the crown has been passed on.

I especially like the tagline:

He said he didn't mind the meager tip, and it never occurred to him to keep the diamonds.

"All my life, I tried to be honest," the soft-spoken cabbie said. "Today is no different."



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