SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio teen's honest actions are spreading cheer — just in time for the holidays.
Kayla Blackmon, a high school senior, discovered an envelope full of cash on Friday while working her shift at a northeast-side Freddy's restaurant.
As it turns out, a customer dropped in for a meal and inadvertently dropped the envelope filled with $1,600.
Blackmon did not hesitate to turn the cash in to the store manager.
"My parents always taught me that if it doesn't belong to you, don't touch it... don't steal it," Blackmon said. "Don't lie about anything; always be honest."
About 30 minutes later, a man came into the store looking for the cash. He said he was on vacation and the money was all he and his family had for their Christmas trip.
The store manager reviewed surveillance video and determined the money did indeed belong to the man.
For her honesty, the man rewarded Blackmon with $100.
"I got to meet him and he told me it was a real blessing to have the money back," Blackmon said. "I wanted a hug, but I had custard all over me!"
To top it off, Freddy's awarded Blackmon as Employee of the Month and gave her an extra $125.
"I felt really honored because I never thought I'd get Employee of the Month," she said. "A lot of other people deserve it, but they decided to give it to me since I found the money."
Blackmon, who works at the fast-food chain for extra money, will graduate in May and plans to join the U.S. Army to eventually become a nurse.