Meski tak punya rumah dan hidup miskin, John Kavanaugh memiliki hati bagaikan emas. Lho, kok, bisa? Soalnya, pria yang merupakan tunawisma dan sering tidur di taman kota ini, memiliki sifat yang jujur. (Although he was homeless and lived in poverty, John Kavanaugh has a golden heart. How come? Because this homeless man who often sleeps in the city park is an honest person.)

Suatu hari, John Kavanaugh menemukan sebuah amplop di jalan di kota West Chester, Pennsylvania, Amerika Serikat. Alangkah terkejutnya John, saat membuka amplop yang ditemukannya itu berisi uang sebanyak 1.500 dolar AS atau setara dengan Rp 14 juta. (One day, John Kavanaugh found an envelope on the street in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. John was surprised when he opened the envelope with 1,500 U.S. dollars in it or equivalent to 14 million Rupiah.)

Mungkin tak banyak orang yang akan jujur dan mengembalikan uang itu, tapi John adalah salah satu orang jujur tersebut. Pasalnya, ia memutuskan untuk mengantarkan uang itu ke kantor polisi. Untungnya, di amplop tertera alamat dari sebuah kantor bantuan hukum. Sehingga, amplop itu berhasil dikembalikan kepada si pemilik. (Maybe not many people are honest enough to return the money but John is one of them. He decided to hand the money in to the police station. Fortunately, there was an address of a legal aid office listed on the envelope. Thus, the envelope was successfully returned to its owner.)

Ternyata, uang di dalam amplop adalah kepunyaan seorang pengacara bernama Robert Stauffer. Amplop tersebut terjatuh dari kantong jaketnya saat ia hendak menyetorkannya ke bank. (Apparently, the money in the envelope belonged to a lawyer named Robert Stauffer. The envelope was dropped from his pocket while he wanted to deposit the money in a bank.)

John Kavanaugh memang berniat langsung mengembalikan amplop itu. Ia sama sekali tak punya niat menggunakan uang tersebut meski ia tunawisma dan miskin. Akhirnya, John pun berhak mendapatkan hadiah dari Robert. Yuk, kita berperilaku jujur! (John Kavanaugh intended to return the envelope immediately. He had absolutely no intention in using the money even though he was homeless and poor. Finally, John was entitled to a gift from Robert. Let’s be an honest person!)

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