Rome’s Trevi Fountain Collects $1.5 Million In Coins For Charity | NBC Nightly News


FORTUNE.
HERE IS NBC’S KELLY.
>>Reporter: THERE IS THE COLISEUM, THE
SISTINE CHAPEL AND THE
FOUNTAIN. A ROMAN ICON IN SO
MANY MOVIES, IT’S
PRACTICALLY A MOVIE STAR WITH IT’S OWN BOX
OFFICE GOLD.
TOURISTS CROWD AROUND TO TOSS A COIN.
KATY AND MEGAN ARE
FROM ST. LOUIS. >>I HEAR YOU’RE
SUPPOSED TO FIND LOVE
IF YOU THROW IT OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER.
>>Reporter: THAT’S
ONLY PART OF IT. THROW THE FIRST COIN
AND YOU’LL RETURN TO
ROME. A SECOND COIN, AND
YOU’LL FIND LOVE.
AND A THIRD, MARRIAGE. ALL THOSE WISHES AND
LOSE CHANGE ADD UP.
TODAY, OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED JUST LAST
YEAR THEY TOOK IN $1.5
MILLION MAKING IT POSSIBLY THE MOST
LUCRATIVE FOUNTAIN
ANYWHERE. >>WOW, THAT’S A LOT.
>>Reporter: EVERY
MORNING THEY SWEEP SORTING THE COINS FROM
EVERYTHING ELSE.
SO MANY PENNIES THAT THE FOUNTAIN FLOW
OVER, LOOSE CHANGE TO
YOU AND ME, ONE BIG DONATION TO THE
CATHOLIC CHARITY TO
HELP FEED THE POOR. >>YOU GET A LITTLE
BELIEF YOU’LL FIND
LOVE AND LUCK AND GIVE IT TO A CHARITY, AS
WELL AND YOU GET THAT
LUCK AND LOVE TO SOMEONE ELSE.
>>Reporter: A WISH
AND A GOOD

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