Emmanuel Tolue, a 18-year-old young person from Nimba County in Liberia, discovered US$50,000.00 while riding a motorbike close to the Gblor Dialla Township in the province and returned the cash to its proprietor Madam Musu Yancy. Numerous Liberians, including President George Weah, have hailed Emmanuel’s activity as a sign of high trustworthiness and honesty.
As indicated by Emmanuel, while riding the bicycle he discovered the cash enclosed by a plastic sack out and about. He opened the sack and saw US$50,000.00 cash in addition to 100,000.00 Liberiaan dollars. He took the cash and gave it to his auntie for supervision until the proprietor is found. Simultaneously, Musu Yancy went on open radio and argued to any individual who discovers the cash to report it. After hearing the declaration, Emmanuel answered to Madam Yancy, a financial specialist who was making a trip to Guinea to purchase merchandise. It was expressed that the proprietor remunerated Emmanuel $1,500.00 as a token for his trustworthiness. Like most Liberian adolescents, Emmanuel utilizes the bicycle as a method for business riding travelers to their objections. He is said to have exited school in the 7th grade to ride motorbike to assist with supporting his family.
While numerous Liberians adulated him for his activity, some thought of him as an idiot for returning the cash. They said that they would have kept the cash in case they were the organizers. His faultfinders incorporated a portion of his neighbors, deriding him and saying that he would be poor for eternity. Their view maybe depends on the truth that Liberia is perhaps the least fortunate country on the planet and that the normal Liberian lives on under $1.25 per day. Consequently to them, tracking down a huge amount of cash would be a visa to escape from destitution. Nonetheless, Emmanuel said his choice was directed by the standard imbibbed in him by his helpless guardians. That is, in spite of his destitution, he ought not take what doesn’t have a place with him.
On October 18, 2021, President George Weah welcomed Emmanuel to the chief chateau and lauded him for his fair conduct. In appreciation, the president gave him US$10, 000.00, two new motorbikes, a $500.00 month to month recompense, and a grant to a Master’s certification level. To numerous Liberians, Emmanuel’s conduct is a showing of trustworthiness, which will be recalled. It addresses the soul of individuals and the country.
At the service, President Weah communicated that at the following public inauguration occasion, Emmanuel “will be perceived and regarded with perhaps Liberia’s most elevated request of Distinction for (his) trustworthiness”. The President considered Emmanuel’s conduct to address what the Bible says “in Proverbs 22:1 that a decent name is preferably to be picked over extraordinary wealth”. Weah illuminated the monetary conditions under which Emmanuel lived. He said:
“This legitimate conduct on your part is considerably seriously astounding when seen against the setting of your own conditions.… .I am made to comprehend that you are in the seventh grade with no cash to proceed with your schooling; that you have no method for money but to periodically get a motorbike from one of your companions when he is off the clock to acquire a couple of dollars to support yourself”.
President Weah did well as top of the country to perceive and respect Emmanuel’s uprightness. Because of the President for the signals, particularly the honor of a grant for Emmanuel’s schooling and future turn of events. Emmanuel got more than the cash found. The auntie who saved the cash for Emmanuel ought to likewise be adulated for holding the cash dependably and not empowering him to act in any case.
While a report charges that one Emmanuel Thorp was with Emmanuel Tolue when he discovered the cash, the truth of the matter is that the cash was gotten back to the proprietor and the show is of fine person. In the event that the report is valid, Tolue can give part of the monetary compensation to Thorp and to the auntie. The Associated Press expressed that Emmanuel said: “he will impart the award to a portion of the individuals who were going with him on his motorbike”. That is incredible.
Genuineness and respectability are inner ideals for individual and public turn of events. They can’t be learned in school, and neither would they be able to be purchased. They go past riches and influence and live for eternity. Had Emmanuel kept the cash, his heart would have pestered him, and the cash would not keep going for long. Yet, by making the best choice, he has kept his heart and standard unblemished. Besides, the recognitions and the expected consequences of the instructive chance will be with him for eternity. All Liberians and mankind, especially local officials, need to imitate Emmanuel by not taking what doesn’t have a place with them and withstanding enticements and any demonstration of defilement.
Emmanuel is without a doubt a public saint!