A College Kid Bought An Old Couch And Found A 30yr Old Secret Under The Cushions!

When I went to college, my folks gave me a little bit of money to buy a couple of small pieces of furniture. They weren’t about to take me to a first tier furniture store, and even I knew that there was no way it was ever going to happen.

So for about fifty dollars, I found this couch that despite it having been around for some time looked like it was in great condition and was actually very comfortable. While some roommates would upgrade furniture, I kept that couch all the way through college and actually finally got rid of it about three years ago after over a decade and a half of service. To this day, despite loving the heck out of the couch we have now it still isn’t quite the same.

You’re a college kid, needing some secondhand furniture for the apartment you share with two roommates. The Salvation Army has a worn couch with a rank smell for sale, but it’s only 20 bucks, perfect for your poor-kid budget.

While relaxing on the couch with your roommates, everyone agrees the couch is pretty uncomfortable. You decide to investigate the lumpy cushions and make a startling discovery that leaves you in a moral quandary.

Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo, college students, were screaming with excitement as they discovered a whopping $41,000 stuffed in various envelopes inside the old couch. To say they totally freaked out is an understatement.

“The most money I’d ever found in a couch was like 50 cents,” he added. “Honestly, I’d be ecstatic to find just $5 in a couch.”

 Then, the students made another startling discovery: a bank statement with the name of a woman who the money presumably belonged to. The trio was now faced with a moral dilemma.


“We had a lot of moral discussions about the money,” Russo recalled. “We all agreed that we had to bring the money back to whoever it belonged to. It’s their money — we didn’t earn it. However, there were a lot of gray areas we had to consider.”

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