A lucky boy did just that when he spotted wads of bills floating in a creek near Wollongong, Australia.
The youngster was on his way to school when he noticed excessive sums of money floating downstream.
After taking photos, he sent them to a relative who quickly came to take a look.
The police were called who soon attempted to retrieve the money.
With the help of a large fishing net and a small inflatable boat, the money was rescued and sent off for examination.
Australian news site Nine News filmed the moment cops picked up the cash as it floated in the water.
Enquiries are ongoing as officers seek to determine whether the money is real or counterfeit.
The total sum is said to be worth thousands of dollars.
Readers online were quick to praise the child for his selflessness, with one viewer saying “hopefully he will get some kind of reward”.
Others took a more light-hearted approach, joking that they “might have to take a trip to Wollongong”.
Many people were keen to tag their friends to say they had "missed out".
The police, however, were keen to warn of the dangers of coming across counterfeit money.