Being a Good Samaritan pays off! "Hom" waiter who returned $4K to customer receives a bonus

GLENDALE (WITI) -- Sometimes, being a Good Samaritan pays off -- literally!

A customer at Hom at Bayshore Town Center recently inadvertently left behind $4,000. Luckily, his waiter didn't think twice about doing the right thing.

Wilber Palacios ran outside to find the man, and return his money.

The man was so impressed, he gave Palacios an extra tip, and told Palacios' manager what happened.

SURG Restaurant Group gave Palacios a bonus for his honesty.

"We're so proud of Wilbur. That's an extremely honorable thing. How many people are going to find $4,000 this time of year and return it? Go out of there way to find the customer and return it to them?" SURG Restaurant Group co-owner OMar Shaikh said.

"It makes me feel happy. I did what I think everyone should do," Wilber Palacios said.

Palacios says he's sending his bonus to his mom.