They laughed at him. But he was focused on his device as he shuffled along.
A little later, he passed by again. This time, his device began beeping. He pulled a small shovel from his pocket and started digging. Bent low, he struggled to pull something up. The twenty somethings laughed. One, though, went over to help.
He had found a large gold nugget. It sold for $1.2 million at auction. The old man split it with the young woman who had helped him.