Written By Lindsay Knake | firstname.lastname@example.org
When Brigid Murray found a purse in a room at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites, she had no idea how much it meant to its owners.While cleaning a room, the housekeeper found the bag in a drawer and noticed an ID, a credit card and some $100 bills inside.
She took it to the front desk to have a witness while taking note of what was in the purse, and, to her surprise, they counted about $11,000.
Diana Hurlburt, director of housekeeping, said they've found purses and wallets before, but never with that much money.
The purse turned out to be the property of an Ypsilanti couple making a move to Kentucky.
Had Murray ever seen anything like that before?
"Oh no, no, no. I remember seeing her that morning and speaking to her and not knowing that I was like a guardian angel to her," Murray said. "I'm just glad she got it."
When the owners arrived in Louisville, their son Mark Springfield said, they realized the purse was missing. They called the Regent in desperation and learned the hotel staff had the purse and the money safe.
A cousin came to pick up the cash and the purse and sent it to the owners.
Springfield wrote to the staff of the Regent in appreciation and to thank Murray, who was unknown to him.
"It's wonderful. Finding it and returning it makes you feel so good," Hurlburt said.
"I hope everything's working out fine for them in their new home," Murray added.
Lindsay Knake is the K-12 education reporter for The Ann Arbor News. Follow her on twitter or contact her at 989-372-2498 or email@example.com.