The rectangular shape was a stack of bills.”I couldn’t believe it, I’d never seen so much cash in my life before,” Geery said.Carrie Hellyer, Applebee’s regional director, said Geery declined a reward from the family, and initially withheld his name from media outlets wishing to cover the story.”He just said that he did it because it was the right thing to do and he didn’t want the right thing being overwhelmed by anything else,” Hellyer said.Geery, a 10-year Applebee’s veteran who said the money exceeded his annual income after taxes, gave the pouch to his manager and went back to waiting tables.