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Teen Who Returned Thor's Wallet Gets a Hero's Reward

'Ma, do you know who this is?'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2016 4:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – A 17-year-old kid who returned Thor's missing wallet is an even bigger Boy Scout than Captain America—literally. Mashable reports actor Chris Hemsworth was eating with his family in a "rough" area of Los Angeles when he forgot his wallet. "I left my wallet on the table and thought, 'I'm never going to get it back, I'm never going to see it again,'" Hemsworth said on Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But he didn't count on Tristin Budzyn-Baker, who found the wallet. "I looked up at my mom and was like, 'Ma, do you know who this is?' We found Thor's wallet,'" Budzyn-Baker told Ellen.

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Budzyn-Baker wrote a letter to Hemsworth's management, asking only for tickets for his mom to see Hemsworth on Ellen's show. He got that and more, USA Today reports. "I expected it was going to be empty, and all the cash was in there, so I want to give you the cash—there's a little extra in there," Hemsworth told Budzyn-Baker during Monday's show, handing the teen a wad of cash. It didn't stop there. Budzyn-Baker got $10,000 from Ellen for being "such an honest guy," and Hemsworth wrote the Boy Scout a letter of recommendation for the Eagle Scout award. It seems it pays to be a hero's hero. (Read more Chris Hemsworth stories.)

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