updated 11/30/2005 1:02:06 PM ET 2005-11-30T18:02:06

A Southern California cab driver’s simple act of honesty has turned to gold.

Two weeks ago, the driver, Haider Sediqi, tracked down a jeweler and returned to him the $350,000-worth of diamonds he left in the back seat of the taxi.

As a way of saying “thank you,” the jeweler sent the cabbie a $10,000 check and a diamond bracelet.

But the honest cabbie was just as impressed with the man’s thank-you note. The jeweler wrote that the cab driver had “changed his life.”

The driver is putting the money in a bank account to help pay for his children’s schooling. And he’s giving the bracelet to his wife, who assured him he did the right thing in returning the diamonds.

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments