Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Taking the Time Really Matters


--by DANCE, posted Jan 18, 2018
On the way to the train station we found a mobile phone on the street; battery out, seemed broken. I decided to pick it up and try to put it together to see if it worked. It did! I chose a number from the contact list and found a woman who luckily knew the owner so I asked her to please let them know I had the phone. She couldn't reach them so I tried with the station guard; he is not allowed to keep these things.

After 15 minutes, worried about my train, while thinking what to do, a man called the phone. It was the owner's husband! I explained and he couldn't believe it. He asked if I could please wait for him so I did. He came to the station in 10 minutes and soon after his wife arrived.

The look in their faces made it all worth it. I'd lost my train but felt so happy to have helped. It could have been 'my' phone. They offered to buy me flowers or give me something, which I of course refused. I thanked them for it and told them their being so pleased and grateful was more than enough for me :-)
 
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rickhiker wrote: You've added 2 more people to the list of those who know there is hope for our world. Thanks
Kixx wrote: It's so heartwarming to read about people putting the benefit of others before their own interests. Your action stared a whole new ripple of good vibes. You lost your train but gained a memory for life. Big hug!
Rajni wrote: Honestly trying to locate the owner is commendable so is your commitment to return to owner and disregarding missing the train. Thanks for this very inspiring post to "donate" valuable time.
LittlePerson wrote: When so many others would have done nothing, you actually were able to return the phone to the owners. What a wonderful effort and i am sure that couple is so relieved that you returned the phone. You provide hope to all man kind.
Subh wrote: How kind of you to have waited and handed over the phone to the owner. Thank you for sharing. :)
Annabella wrote: Such beautiful kindness!!!
leoladyc728 wrote: it sounds perfect
mish wrote: Brilliant, Dance! Bless.
mindyjourney wrote: Thank you for taking the time to fix, track down owner, even tho you missed your train! Such a healing place the sea 🌊. Feel same when I travel and KS...always nestled in heart tho ❤️. Happy New Year, my dear dance!
Helenconnell2 wrote: Such a lovely way to help and I am glad you found some peace by the coast. X

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