CNN — A Good Samaritan was awarded a special citation today by the Boston Police Department.
On Saturday night, Glen James approached officers saying he found a backpack outside of a store in Dorchester.
It contained $2,400, nearly $40,000 in travelers checks and a passport.
A short time later, police returned it to a customer who reported the bag lost.
At monday's ceremony, James thanked all of the people who have ever given him money on the street.
He said even if he were desperate for money he would not have kept it, because God has always looked after him.