WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) – A 17-year-old from Worcester is being recognized for making the right decision when he found expensive jewelery in the pocket of a donated coat and the owner pays his good deed up front.
Luke Cohelo made the shocking discovery while donning a coat donated by a South High Community School program called Andy’s Attic. Inside were two Gucci watches, a bracelet and two diamond rings. He knew immediately that the items had to be something special for someone.
After a little detective work, Cohelo and his aunt Taryn were able to locate Dave Kenney of Worcester after examining the coat and finding out his name and the name of his employer.
“I found the local office in Worcester and found it was only about a mile from our home,” Taryn said.
The items turned out to have great sentimental value for Kenney, who says the jewelry came from his late mother and wife and was intended to be given to his daughters, who now have the rings.
“He really did an honorable thing,” Kenney said. “They were worth a lot of money but for me it wasn’t about the money, my two daughters went through the loss of their grandmother, their mother, their father in poor health and that stuff belongs to my daughters … they were so glad they did.” got it back.”
“There are honest people in this world,” Kenney said, adding that he paid for the good deed by helping Luke find a job.
“There’s so much good that comes from doing the right thing – and not that we did it for something in return, it just snowballed into this really big blessing of a week, as Luke put it,” Taryn said.
Luke, who is from Brazil, plans to take the job Kenney helped him before eventually joining the Marines.
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