Now copycats are popping up, at least one in LA and another in DC.
The DC person posted the first clue on Twitter at 6:45am, buy 8:45am a local DC TV Reporter found the cash.
The envelope contained $25 and a note asking her to buy a cup of coffee for herself and a person who couldn’t afford it.
WTTG Reporter Melanie Alnwick found the money although she claims she wasn't really looking for it. "I didn't even plan to search for it. I just happened to be in the right area on my way back to the station in northwest D.C. "
As to what she did with the money? She gave it to a homeless guy. "I saw a guy living next to the library, trying desperately to keep his life's belongings protected from the gloomy drizzle. He was wary of me at first. Suspicious. I showed him the note and asked if he'd allow me to give him the money. A broad, warm smile bloomed across his craggy face. THAT was worth it."
Some think the DC money hider is really a local radio station trying to drum up publicity.