Friends have praised a couple who handed back £6,200 worth of euros they found while on holiday in Greece.
Edward Gibson, 24, and Jessica Frank, 22, were enjoying a getaway in Crete when they found a bag containing 7,000 euros in cash in a street.
They handed the money in to police, who reunited it with its owner, a local shopkeeper who was very relieved to see it again.
The couple said they became minor celebrities on the holiday isle after word of their unselfish actions got around.
Edward Gibson and Jessica Frank have been praised for handing in thousands of pounds in euros which they found while on holiday in Greece
They told The Sun: ‘When police took us to meet the lady she was crying and blessing us. The money was her livelihood.’
She said they were ‘called heroes’ by locals, who gave them free taxi rides and offered them a hotel upgrade.
The shopkeeper, who was in her 60s, is believed to have dropped the bag, which contained the business’s takings, on the way to the bank.
Ms Frank, a council worker from Middlesbrough, tripped over it in the street.
As well as featuring in the local paper on the island, friends have been praising them on Facebook after finding out what they did.
One family friend wrote: ‘Well done Edward and Jessica, two very honest people. Glad it got to the owner. Your mum will be so proud of you Edward x’
The couple were holidaying in the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos in eastern Crete when Ms Frank stumbled upon the cash