Little Boy Finds $6.50, Sends It to Pro Athlete Because “He Played Very Well and Scored Yesterday”

Now, here’s a kid who’s being raised right: After attending a match between his favorite U.K. football team, Huddersfield Town, and Manchester United, 9-year-old Adam Bhana came across a £5 note (about $6.50) on the ground — but instead of keeping it, he wanted to do the right thing.

Huddersfield Town team director Sean Jarvis tweeted out a letter little Adam wrote him soon after, and it’s been warming hearts across Twitter ever since:

The 9-year-old starts off by saying that he found the money on his own, but gave it to his dad because “we cannot keep what is not ours.” (How adorable is that?!)

But the real kicker comes when he pens Jarvis the following request: “Can you please ask Mr. Wagner if Aaron Mooy can keep the money because he played very well and scored yesterday. I have put the £5 pound note in the envelope.”


“Pure class from young Adam,”  Jarvis wrote along with the tweet, which has since gone viral with over 8K likes and 2.5K retweets.

Comments from strangers poured in over the next couple of days, mainly with praise for the young man.

“See, there is still great people in the world,” said one Twitter user. “Maybe some of our leaders could follow this young man’s lead. Well done Son.”

“What a lad,” said another. “All Adams are fantastic people.”

Of course, the big question everyone had on their mind was: Will Adam actually get to meet Mooy, his idol? Not surprisingly, a few people tagged Mooy — who then responded himself by saying, “I would love to meet you Adam.”

Needless to say, anticipation has been mounting. Some people even had a little fun with it, suggesting that technically, the letter could have come from anyone — maybe not even a kid!

“This is class,” one commenter replied on Jarvis’ tweet. “However I won’t be as impressed if we find out Adam is 46 and Mooy has to have a really awkward photo.” Yikes.

On Wednesday, Mooy delivered some good news, tweeting: “Looking forward to meeting young Adam on Friday.”

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Adam’s dad Mo confirmed that they indeed heard from Mooy and that a meeting was in the works. “The club are going to facilitate something for him … It’s a great family club and set-up,” Mo said.

Congratulations to Adam on finding his idol. Here’s hoping the meeting goes well!

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