The 41-year-old Thai man, who accidentally threw his child's Bt10,000 tuition fee in the trash at a Pathum Thani shopping mall on February 17, was overjoyed when he got the money back on Friday.
Pisan Saengchan collected the money at Muang Pathum Thani Police Station and said he wanted to thank the 38-year-old unnamed company worker who returned the cash to police.
Pisan thanked everyone involved in returning his money.
Deputy superintendent Pol Lt Colonel Somyot Khamchan, said CCTV footage showed the 38-year-old man, who is a Lat Lum Kaew district resident, lifting the cash from the trash can, put it in his pocket and walk away.
Police initially issued an arrest warrant and apprehended the man on Thursday and then contacted Pisan to collect the money.