Daphne was walking with her mother through Raley & # 39; s supermarket in Sacramento, when the routine trip became unforgettable.
Daphne's mother, Danica, thought that the random piece of paper her daughter found lying on the shelf was someone's shopping list. But she quickly realized that there was something more inside.
"It was a note that said, 'Whoever finds this, I love you', with a hundred dollar bill," Danica told CNN of the exciting discovery. "I thought, 'Could this be fake?' But I worked at a bank, so I've seen forgeries before and it looked real!"
Daphne, only 6, did not understand the amount of money she had just found.
"For her, a penny is the same as a hundred dollar bill," said Danica. "So I told her that you found $ 100 and I told her it was a lot of money."
Danica admitted that she intended to keep it to herself – but ultimately, she let Daphne keep the money and use it for what she wanted.
As many children of that age would say, it could only mean one thing.
Daphne took the $ 100 to the wonderful land of Build-a-Bear.
"She would have more fun. I would put that on shopping. I don't think I would have liked the level she did," said Danica. She bought two plush cats and named them both in honor of her real cat, Steamy. She puts them in pajamas every night and puts them to bed, said the mother.
Danica hopes that this experience will provide a greater lesson for Daphne.
"I hope it makes you wonder how your actions can affect other people and that even something small can make someone happy," said Danica.