Check, mates

Austin, TX, Automotive Technician Barry Smith was off duty one day recently when he made a surprising discovery during a shopping trip:

He found an endorsed $2,400 U.S. government check on the floor at a busy home improvement retailer.

When he finished his shopping, Smith drove to the addressees’ residence to return the payment.

The grateful couple offered Smith a reward, which he politely declined, saying he hoped someone would do the same thing for him.

“I am very proud of him for being an honest citizen, and I am thankful he is part of our team,” said Austin Vehicle Maintenance Facility Manager Daniel Acevedo.

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.