The Boston taxi driver who returned a lost backpack filled with just over $187,000 cash is getting more than just a pat on the back for his good deed — he’s receiving a trip to the Caribbean free of charge, according to The Boston Globe.
Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland found the backpack stuffed with cash in the backseat of his cab Friday after a passenger left it behind. When he couldn’t find anything along with it to identify its owner, he took the cash to police, who were able to give it back to the passenger.
Initially, MacCausland was rewarded with a $100 tip, but now that his good deed has gone viral, the 72-year-old driver from New Hampshire is getting a more substantial reward: a seven-day, all expenses paid cruise for two.
Royal Caribbean Cruises contacted MacCausland Wednesday to extend him the offer as part of their “Ticket to Adventure” program, which provides free vacations to people caught doing selfless acts, the Globe reported.
While MacCausland’s been busy making TV appearances on CNN and other outlets, he and his longterm girlfriend, Sharon King, hope that the act can help them get through some financial troubles. King’s son, Bill, launched a Go Fund Me campaign with a goal of raising $5,000. By Wednesday evening, the page had garnered $370 in donations.
Read the full Globe story here.