Magazine article The New American

Do Unto Others

Magazine article The New American

Do Unto Others

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Chances are, if you are in the courthouse, you have fallen on bad times in one way or another, and frequently finances are an issue. Victoria Beatty of Nashville, Tennessee, understands this, as that's the situation in which she lately found herself. However, for Beatty at least, times are never bad enough to not help others.

Beatty was in the Nashville courthouse on September 23 when she came upon an envelope containing $3,120 in cash. Being in financial straits, she certainly could have used the money herself, but keeping the cash was simply not an option for this honest woman. "I thought about my situation and how desperate I am for money, and I thought someone needs this just as bad as me," she told the September 25 Tennessean. Also, she told Nashville's NewsChannel5, "Your character is what you do when people aren't looking, and nobody was looking. …

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