On Saturday morning July 10, Georgeana Kenny, 24, went to shops in St Helens town center and withdrew £ 300 from an ATM for her boyfriend Liam’s 30th birthday celebrations.
Georgeana’s father Andy, 53, said after leaving the downtown Superdrug branch, she called him upset when she realized the money to pay for a saxophonist was running out.
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Relying on social media, the father and daughter posted to a local Facebook group in the hopes that someone would have information or return the money, but believed there was “no chance” that they would never see him again.
But in a dramatic twist, Andy said he “couldn’t believe” who the legend was who made the money.
Andy told ECHO: “’It was her boyfriend Liam’s birthday this weekend and she had a little party for him at a pub in St Helens.
“She went to St Helens town center in the morning and took £ 300 from an ATM to pay various people. She then called me upset and told me she didn’t know what she had done with the money.
“I said don’t worry about it, I’ll lend you the money, don’t worry about it.” She said she had it at Superdrug in town but now it’s gone. “
Andy posted on Facebook asking anyone who found it to please return it and contact him or contact Georgeana.
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A woman quickly contacted to say that her father and daughter had found a large sum of money outside Boots, but when Andy went to pick it up he couldn’t believe “who was behind the door”.
Andy said: ‘She said my father and daughter found £ 220 near Boots in St Helens and the Superdrug is near Boots. She said they were hanging out outside just in case, then gave me her father’s address.
“I went down in the afternoon and I know him. He’s a few years older than me, but we grew up in the same neighborhood. He is an acquaintance from childhood, his name is Paul and I know his brothers.
“When he opened the door I knew him and he knew me right away and I said you couldn’t make it up.
“He said he was out with his granddaughter and she said ‘look at grandfather, money’, then as he looked, there was another note, then another note and he had found £ 220 of the money. “
Andy said Paul’s daughter mentioned he didn’t have Facebook, but asked him to search for a word on social media so he could return the money to its rightful owner.
Andy said, “I just said I can’t thank you enough. I tried to offer him £ 20 because that’s what Georgeana and I wanted to do and he said ‘no luck’.
“I even said give it to your granddaughter and he said he just made it up that we got the money back. He apologized because he couldn’t find the full £ 300.
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“I thought there was absolutely no chance of seeing this money again. For one, it’s incredible that he was found and for two, someone so kindhearted.
“It’s a lot of money, someone could have taken it to pay their gas or electricity bills or have a new tire on their car. Life is expensive.
“It was a fantastic gesture from a very nice man. “
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Andy updated his original Facebook post to let people know that a “legend” had found the money “strewn” near Boots and returned it.
Many residents of St Helens quickly praised this kind act.
One person said, “Now, he’s a real gentleman … Faith in mankind was restored right there.” “
Another commented, “It’s not something you see every day, well done for your honesty man. “
Another posted: “There are always more good people in the world than bad people. Glad you got your money back. “
And one person said, “Fabulous news, absolutely made up for you. Genuine people after all. “
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