Giving away your personal items is very kind, especially when your gesture benefits others, but a couple had no idea that they would end up giving away a fortune they never knew they had!
Today we have an incredible story to share with you about a couple who decided to donate their old piano to a local college. Little did the couple knew, they were giving up a fortune! This is their unbelievable story…
22. Donating An Old Piano
Graham and Meg Hemmings are a lovely couple who decided to do something amazing for their community. They had an old piano and they thought it was worth donating. Unfortunately, it was a decision they would soon regret…
21. Getting a Piano
The Hemmings were young when they thought of purchasing a piano for their home. It would have been a perfect way for their children to learn how to play. So they arranged everything with a friend. Neither they nor this friend knew that this decision would forever change their lives!
20. Three Young Kids
The couple has three boys and back when they were young, they asked one of their friends to buy a piano for the kids. Graham and Meg wanted their children to learn how to play and they started looking for a second-hand piano.
19. Broadwood Piano
One of the pianos available for sale was a Broadwood piano. It was perfect for the family, so Graham and Meg bought it. The kids loved it, learned to play songs and everyone was happy. But you will never believe what was hiding inside the piano!
18. The Mysterious Piano
Graham and Meg’s three boys learned how to play on the piano. However, what they didn’t know about the piano was that someone hid treasure inside it! When did they find about the treasure? This is where it gets interesting…
17. Time Flies
As time went on, the three boys finished college and they moved to different cities. Graham and Meg realized that the piano is just collecting dust in their living room and they wanted to do something special with it.
16. The Donation
Graham and Meg knew that they won’t be playing the piano any time soon and they decided to donate it to their local college. This decision would make them regret they didn’t look inside the piano all these years!
15. What Was Inside the Piano?
It was nice of them donating the piano, but it’s also a reminder to always check your items for precious treasured before gifting them away!
The Hemmings wouldn’t have donated it if they had any idea what was hiding inside.
14. Hidden Treasure
Even though the piano has been sitting in Graham and Meg’s living room for more than 20 years, the couple never thought to look inside it. Sadly for them, they missed out on finding a treasure that could change their lives.
13. Amazing Discovery
After donating the piano to the college, a tuner looked inside it to make sure it was in good condition or repair and tune it if it was necessary. You better stick around for #9 because your jaw will drop when you see what the tuner found inside this piano!
12. The Tuner
A man by the name of Blackhouse took the piano donated by Graham and Meg so that he can check inside it and tune it. Mister Blackhouse opened the back door and he couldn’t believe what was sitting in front of his eyes… Guess what it was!
11. The Treasure
This is the treasure that the tuner found inside the piano! Can you believe this? Graham and Meg passed up on a gold treasure! How much this treasure was worth and how did the couple react to the news? Here’s where things take a different turn…
10. Biggest Gold Hoard Ever
The museum reported that this is the biggest gold hoard that has ever been found in England. Graham and Meg have literally been sitting on a gold treasure and they never knew about it.
And that’s not even the weirdest thing so far! This is what people started doing…
9. Life Changing Money
Looking at the gold coins found inside the piano, the experts from the museum concluded that many of the gold coins were very old. One coin was worth 800 pounds and that’s just a fraction of the hoard!
…The bad news for Graham and Meg?
8. Twist Of Faith
The cruel thing about this is that Graham and Meg are not entitled to any of the gold coins. The judge who was put in charge of this treasure case said that the couple donated the piano to the college and therefore, they are not going to receive anything.
And that’s not all!
7. Splitting The Money
The only ones who are going to benefit from finding this gold treasure are Mister Blackhouse and the college. They are going to split the money and sadly, Graham and Meg will not get anything in return for their good deed.
6. Strangers Are Claiming The Treasure
What’s even crazier is that as the judge was trying to determine who is going to receive money for the treasure, more than 60 strangers have tried to claim that the treasure is theirs. Luckily, the judge didn’t fall for those lies.
5. Bad Luck
Graham and Meg are trying to laugh about it. Even though 500,000 pounds is life-changing money, they just had some bad luck and didn’t find in all the 20 years that the piano has been sitting in their living room.
4. The Good Thing
Mister Blackhouse said that he thinks he did the right thing. He could’ve simply replaced the piano after he found the gold treasure and never tell anyone where he got it from. However, he decided to split the money with the college.
3. Large Donation
Mister Blackhouse said that he is also going to follow the example of Graham and Meg and he will donate some of the money that he got from the museum for returning the gold treasure.
2. Incredible Story
Can you imagine how Graham and Meg must feel? They had 500,000 pounds worth of gold coins sitting in their living room all along!
1. The Real Winner
The real winner of this story is the community college. The college got the piano and 250,000 pounds extra. Graham and Meg are hoping that the college will put the money to good use.