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BURLESON (CBSDFW.COM) – Leftover candy, empty soda cups and popcorn are what usually await theater employees after a movie ends. But the other day, a worker at Premiere Cinema in Burleson, found a whole lot more.

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A family night out ended up costing considerably more than the price of tickets and popcorn for Brent Enterkin. “My family and I come in here to watch a movie the other night… and I was wearing loose pants and I happen to have about 580 worth of cash in my pocket and it obviously had fallen out.”

Enterkin said he and his family looked all over the house for the cash and couldn’t find it.

While he didn’t know exactly where he lost the money, Enterkin said he didn’t have high hopes of finding the cash, but hesitantly contacted the movie theater. “I called up here not expecting them to have it, and I spoke with a manager and she said that they did have it,” he recalled.

This holiday season, that joy of having found the cash soon turned to good will toward men.

Enterkin detailed his conversation with the theater manager and the decision reached rather quickly. “She said that one of the custodians was cleaning, found it, and turned it in. And I was so excited that somebody done the right thing I thought ‘they gotta be rewarded.’”

The “him” Enterkin refers to is theater employee Josh Cannon. The 20-year-old said it was almost like a trail of breadcrumbs when he found the cash. “I look down on one of the seats, near the end, on the top row, and I saw a 20-dollar bill. And I found more and I’m like ‘what?’ And more!”

When Cannon went to work Tuesday Enterkin was there waiting and thanked the young man for doing the right thing. “I want you to know man, that shows great character, great character and because you did that, I want you to keep the money. I want you to keep it. It’s yours.”

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Surprised and happy Cannon said, “I was not expecting that, honestly. This is pretty cool. Wow, this is awesome. Thank you very much.”

Cannon explained that the decision to turn in the money was quick and easy. He said it never crossed his mind to keep it. “I was never raised to be a thief. I was raised to be a honest, good man.”

While the two had never met, Enterkin said he knew the person who turned in the money would have the very qualities Cannon spoke of. “It shows he’s had good upbringing. His family should be proud. His friends should be proud.”

Enterkin said the incident was a ‘win’ for both he and Cannon. “I’ve had a lot of people do good things for me in the past and this was an opportunity for me to do something for somebody else.”

Cannon says he’ll save the money to buy something for his family or put it toward college. He wants to be a movie producer or voice-over actor.

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