Before I get into detail, you should know that our subways get very packed during rush hour and we're all crammed in like sardines.
Here's an example I
Now for the story.
Yesterday, while on the subway, I watched as a girl next to me bent down to pick something up off the floor. I noticed she had picked up a token (subway fare; the equivalent of $3). She turned around and offered it to the guy beside her saying, "You dropped this."
His response was, "Actually, I didn't." He paused, then looked at the gentleman beside him, "Here, you must have dropped it."
Another, "No, it isn't mine" response. He passed it to the girl next to him, who passed to me, while I passed it on to someone else. It was almost like a game of a hot potato. After coming to the conclusion that the token didn't seem to belong to anyone on that subway car, some finally told the last person holding it that they might as well keep it. Which then turned into it, "No, it's okay. You can have it." Eventually, the token was given to the girl who found it in the first place.
I was shocked, and quite frankly, pleased with the amount of people who could honestly say that the token did not belong to them. It's not often that you see such displays of honesty but it's quite refreshing when you do.