Recycling Workers Help Elderly Lady Find Lost £20,000 Stashed In Gravy Tins
However, a pair of dedicated recycling workers came through for her after they agreed to search for hours until they found the cash.
The woman, in her 80s, had allowed her family members to clean her house, but hadn't told them that she was keeping a whole stash of money inside five tins of Bisto.
Mercifully, sometimes - just sometimes - a pair of heroes ride to the rescue in the most unlikely forms.
In this case, we're looking at Kenny McAdam and Tony Scanlon.
Kenny and Tony work together at Dalmoak Recycling Centre in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and agreed to search through the stuff that the family had chucked until they found the distraught woman's money.
Needless to say, she appreciated their efforts greatly.
Fifty-nine-year-old Kenny explained to The Daily Record: "It's amazing. It's a great feeling. When I think about it, it makes you think about your own wee granny and how you would feel if it was her.
"It's really satisfying. Her daughter was standing crying.
"She said, 'You have just saved my life.' She must have thought she was never going to get it back.
"They stood and watched what we were doing. About two hours later, we found them."
Tony continued: "I was in the digger and we were trying to feel the weight of the bags.
"I found one of the tins then Kenny came across the other four of them. What a feeling.
"They said it was a lot of money and we told them, 'We'll do our very best - if we can find it, we will.'
"Those are the best ever moments."
Hey, it must have been something of a stress for everyone concerned, but thanks to the efforts of the two men, everything turned out well in the end.
It can't have been an easy task, either.
The centre that the pair work at is a massive and incredible busy facility that serves a large area to the west of Glasgow.
It's not quite looking for needles in haystacks, but looking for Bisto tins in a gigantic dump isn't exactly a doddle.
Anyway, as well as earning the gratitude of the family, Kenny and Tony have also been rightly praised by their employer as well.
A spokesperson for West Dunbartonshire Council said: "Kenny and Tony went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure these residents were reunited with their property. We're really proud of them."
So they should be.
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