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18 People That Were Happy to Find Things Somebody Else Had Gotten Rid Of

Sometimes, people throw away very decent things. There are different reasons why they do this: some need more space, others just want to get rid of the things they don’t use. Anyway, it’s great when people that really need something find it.

The Bright Side team is sincerely happy for the people that literally stumbled upon good things. And in the bonus, you will find several stories from our readers.

“Just found this piece in an alleyway.”

“We were moving and found an empty microwave box in the street.”

“Something inside made a sound and we found 2 China sets worth $600.”

“Made a quick stop behind the local grocery store.”

“Found this Xbox 360 in a bag under a bike in a dumpster this morning. Haven’t plugged it in yet, but hoping for the best!”

“Tonight’s find!”

“Found an iPhone 6 Plus that works perfectly at the dump!”

“14k gold ring with nephrite jade and cultured pearls I found dumpster diving last night”

“Found a Barbour coat that fits me perfectly. To be honest, it was dirty... But after a good clean, you’d never know.”

“3 pairs of binoculars and they all look like new!”

“Just got hired to clear out a guy’s basement. These 2 vintage keyboards and Amp were part of what he wanted to get rid of. I am happy.”

“Found a very cool couch this morning!”

“My best find yet: a MacBook Pro! The screen is very cracked but I just reset it and it is fully functional!”

“I was looking online for a backpack and coincidentally found this one in the trash bin a few weeks later! It seemed like it was almost brand new.”

“Last summer I found 2 China teacups, and last night I found the matching saucers in a different city!”

“Found in the box behind an office supply store! Perfect condition.”

“We are such a wasteful society, this is what I found.”

“This Congo drum is worth $150. I’m a professional musician so this will get used often!”

“Midcentury modern desk I picked off the curb last night in my neighborhood”

Bonus: Stories from our readers

“We had a funny situation. We took our old couch to the dumpster because we bought a new one.”

“And 30 minutes later, we saw our neighbors from the same floor taking it to their apartment!”

“I once threw away many things, like 10 bags. I left them by the dumpster.”

“One week later, I was in the elevator with my neighbor and I looked at her and thought, “I had that same sweater with exactly the same spots...”

Do you think it’s okay to take things from the street and use them?

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