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Black Ben Gurion Airport cleaner returns lost wallet stuffed with $8,000

By Mason White 5:36 PM April 10, 2014
Tazilo Balazio receives certificate 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A traveler is overjoyed after a black Ben Gurion Airport cleaner returned his lost wallet that contained thousands of dollars, Israeli airport officials said.

One day this week, while cleaning the airport, worker Tazilo Balazio, a new immigrant from Ethiopia, found a wallet that contained $8,000.

Balazio decided to do the noble thing and return the large amount of money to its grateful owner. His kind act was not overlooked.

On Wednesday, he was granted an official certificate of appreciation for his honesty. Among those attending the ceremony were Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and Ben Gurion Airport Director Shmuel Zakai.

Balazio was also awarded 1,000 shekels ($286) in vouchers.