Struggling Grandpa Returns $43K He Found In Used Couch, Days Later He Gets A Call

When a struggling grandfather discovered $43,000 in a second-hand couch he bought, he refused to keep the money for himself even though he desperately needed it. After returning the cash, he received a phone call he never expected.

When Michigander Howard Kirby wanted a couch for his man cave, he headed to the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Owosso. He shelled out $70 for an old rustic couch and matching ottoman set that still had some life left in it. Little did he know, something extra was included with the antique furniture.

After complaining that the ottoman was oddly shaped and uncomfortable, Kirby’s daughter unzipped the cushion. From inside the padding, the woman pulled out banded stacks of $100 bills one after the other. When the pair added up the stacks, they counted a total of $43,170, Fox News reports.

“That’s when she started pulling out this,” Kirby told the station, holding up a fistful of cash. “I still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming or something.”

Kirby had been through a lot. Within a year, he had gone through a devastating divorce, lost a close cousin to cancer, and survived losing a kidney after doctors discovered a tumor. He even allowed his son to move in with him after he lost his job. He counted all the ways he could use the money, including a new roof for his meager home or paying off his medical expenses, MLive reports. Then, he felt convicted.

“The Holy Spirit just came over me and said, ‘No, that’s really not yours,’” he said.

Although a lawyer assured him that he could legally keep the cash, Kirby knew it wouldn’t be right. Instead, he ca