Couple makes life-changing discovery in kitchen safe

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UPDATE: This story was later exposed to AZ Central as a hoax by the Chive staff. They reportedly set up the story to test the powers of a viral post. You can read about their full process for creating the post here.

When Eddie, 29 and Angie, 26 were renovating their kitchen in their Phoenix, AZ home, they made an incredible discovery that left them shocked and overjoyed.

The couple had been living in their home for two years when they decided to renovate the kitchen themselves. During the demolition, they found a mysterious safe built into the floor that had been tucked away under the kitchen island.

They remembered that they had found a safe code in the back of a medicine cabinet when they first moved into the house. They hadn't found the safe but held onto the code. After about six tries, the couple was able to open the safe. They stared at the findings in disbelief.

Perched inside the safe was a pile of $100 bills. After counting the money, they realized that they had discovered $51,080 hidden in their home.

In addition to the money, the couple found a sealed bottle of James E Pepper and a book titled "A Guide for the Perplexed" by E.F. Schumacher. The book was published in 1977.

Upon further digging, the couple found a note in the book that read:


I have a book you must read. I've underlined a few key passages.

Your friend,


This couple is now $51,080 richer and has an awesome new kitchen! We'd call that a pretty successful afternoon.

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