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SC woman gets back lost cash after good Samaritan's kind deed

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Lauren Henderson gets her lost cash back. (Dec. 17, 2013/FOX Carolina) Lauren Henderson gets her lost cash back. (Dec. 17, 2013/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate woman had Christmas come early after she received an envelope full of cash she thought was lost forever - thanks to a good Samaritan.

Lauren Henderson thought she would never see the money she lost last week while on the way to go Christmas shopping at the Commerce, GA, outlets.

Henderson and her friend were here headed shopping when they stopped at Interstate 85 and Highway 86 in Anderson County to switch drivers.

"Unfortunately, the envelope fell onto the street and when we realized it, we turned around to see if it was still there and it wasn't," Henderson said.

And while they figured it was gone for good, Mark Holcombe found the envelope. He called FOX Carolina last week to report the discovery saying though he initially thought it was trash, it turned out to be a lot of money.

"You think about it for a minute and you're like hey it's someone's Christmas money, and someone's house payment," Holcombe said.

Holcombe turned the money into the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Henderson said it was not until the story about Holcombe's discovery aired that she realized she may get the money back.

"Two days ago, I saw on FOX Carolina that someone had turned in the money, so I told them all the info I needed and I got my money back," Henderson said.

And now she's calling it her Christmas miracle.

"It just gives me hope in people... good people do exist, obviously, because he could have put the cash in his pocket and gone on with his day and he didn't," Henderson said. "So Mark Holcombe, thank you very much!"

Henderson said she's giving Holcombe $100 as a reward, but she also offered him dinner at a five-star restaurant, a trip to the movies and a hug.

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