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Boy’s honesty an example to us all

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Denton Record-Chronicle Editorial

If you feel like the world is going to hell in a handbasket, go back and read the inspiring story about Blake Leonard, an 11-year-old Argyle boy whose parents have taught him right from wrong.

Blake and his dad, Michael Leonard, were walking through a parking lot after a trip to a Flower Mound store. Blake spotted a bag lying on the pavement. It turned out to be a bank bag containing $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in checks.

Blake didn't hesitate. He immediately suggested taking it to the police department in hopes it would be reunited with its rightful owner. The woman who lost the bag -- she works for a youth sports organization -- was really happy to get the bag back.

The Flower Mound Town Council and Police Chief Andy Kancel honored Blake on Monday night for his commitment to doing the right thing.

The Dallas Morning News wrote a story about the honor, and we could not wait to put that story on our front page Thursday morning.

By the way, the world is not going to hell in a handbasket. Plenty of good things are going on in the world. We are trying to pay more attention to those things.