Holiday spirit: Honest Cracker Barrel customer returns nearly $100,000


Every once in a while, a story comes along which gives us goosebumps while reaffirming the belief that people are all basically good and honest. The Daily News Journal, serving Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has provided us with one of those rare and lovely stories.

At the insistence of one of her 12 grandchildren, Billie Watts reluctantly reveals what had happened . She had gone to a local Cracker Barrel restaurant, and upon entering the restroom she discovered a tapestry bag hung on a hook.

Inside that bag, she discovered an envelope with a picture of two women and a child. She also discovered a whole big bundle of $1,000 bills. Billie told The Daily News: "I said 'Oh my goodness, I have never seen that much money in my whole life. I counted the money. There was $97,000 in $1,000 bills. They were neatly stacked inside the bag. "