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Dallas Love Field Custodian Reunites Envelope Containing $4,000 With Distracted Traveler

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - For most travelers, losing their luggage would count as a bad day.

But one man passing through Dallas Love Field this week lost an envelope containing $4,000 in cash.

Larry, who didn't want to share his last name, was traveling from Phoenix to Dallas for a weekend trip.

He says he brought the cash to spend with his family and had been in a rush the morning he left for his flight.

"I just grabbed the whole envelope of money and went and stuck it in my pocket. Well, in hindsight what I didn't realize was that I had caught the cargo pocket on like a rack in the airport and it had ripped the bottom of it," he said.

The rip left a hole in his shorts and the envelope slipped through.

The only hint in the envelope of who the owner was, was a bank receipt, but no name.

Larry didn't realize the money was gone until he had already left the airport.

"That night I was like 'wow what an idiot. How could I have lost $4,000'?" he said.

He immediately called the airport but was sent to voicemail.

The next morning he received what he called a miraculous phone call.

"She said yeah, we've got it.' And I was like, 'you have got to be kidding me,'" he said.

It was found by Sandra Perkins, a Dallas Love Field custodian of 15 years.

Sandra Perkins
Sandra Perkins - Dallas Love Field custodian (CBS 11)

She found it on a bench where they believe it had been sitting for multiple hours. She said it was a blessing to return it to him.

"Well, that's the right thing to do, from my heart I know it is," Perkins said.

They were able to confirm it was his through the bank receipt.

Larry says he has learned a lesson.

"Everybody's like 'what the hell are you doing carrying $4,000 with you?' I'm like 'you know that's a great question,'" he said. "[Next time] I am going to like duct tape it to my arm or my forehead going forward so I don't lose it!"

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