05/04/2016 4:20 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Woman Rejects $1000 Cash On The Today Show

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What would you do if someone approached you on the street and offered you a thousand bucks?

It seems like a pretty obvious answer: take it and run!

But that didn't quite happen on the Today Show on Tuesday morning when weatherman Stevie Jacobs approached a young woman with a wad of green notes as part of the morning show's 'Random Acts of Cash' segment.

The woman who Jacobs targeted did the exact opposite of what you'd think -- she appeared anxious and confused and waved away the weatherman and the stack of cash.

"It's real money!" Jacobs called after her.

A man watching the encounter from a bench close-by quickly relieved Jacobs and snagged the $1,000 up for grabs.

"That is a first, I have never seen that before," Jacobs said.

Well that's a first! This woman REJECTED $1000 in Stevie's Random Acts of Cash! Luckily, the bloke Stevie spoke to next will put it to good use! #9Today

Posted by TODAY on Monday, April 4, 2016

But some people suggested there may have been a language barrier between Jacobs and the young woman.