Random Act of Kid-ness: A Rockin’ Reward for Honesty, Kindness to Strangers

Abbie Jacobson and  Ra Rim. To reward her good deed, a local bank is sending Abbie’s family to Boston to see her favorite performer, Justin Bieber. A Boston hotel is donating accommodations.

This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Maine, where 8 year old Abbie Jacobson stumbled upon a little green silk purse on the ground while shopping with her dad. Inside the purse was $4,000 in cash, a debit card, and a stash of gold rings, bracelets, and earrings, but no ID except for the name “Ra Rim” on the debit card. Abbie and her parents called the bank that issued the debit card, and they were able to connect the purse to Ra Rim, an elderly Cambodian immigrant. Ra Rim’s daughter said of Abbie:

“It’s just unbelievable […] I couldn’t believe a person like this existed in the world.”

Abbie’s honesty came with a very special gift. In a story about this act of kindness in a local newspaper, Abbie (a HUGE Justin Bieber fan) had she said if she had $4,000 of her own, she would go to a Justin Bieber concert. The head of the Bank of Maine read this and called the Jacobsons, offering the entire family a trip to see Justin perform at a sold-out concert this fall in Boston!

To read more about this story and how Abbie’s family has become great friends with Ra Rim’s family, click here.

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