Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Lost Wallet and six-hundred Dollars worth of Kindness


--by dees67mustang, posted Dec 20, 2006

Yesterday, while at a bank machine in a very poor part of town, my husband and I found a wallet.  We opened it up to look for ID and the first thing we saw was a picture of a toddler sitting on Santa's knee.  We knew we had to find this father.  We found his drivers licence and gave him a call. 

His wife answered the phone and told us he was out looking for his wallet.  We left our phone number and 10 minutes later he called.  He told us because of the poor area of town his friend told him he could say good-bye to the wallet, he would never see it again.  He was so grateful, he offered us $100 as a reward. 

My husband and the gentleman made plans to meet and as my husband was getting ready I gave him one of the smile cards.   My husband declined his generous offer and instead gave him the card and asked him to "pay it forward".   He told my husband he already had.  He went on to explain that he had received a Christmas bonus from his employer and had taken $600 of that bonus and bought jackets and toques for the homeless in the neighbourhood.  WOW!!! 

This was the first card I have given away.  I can't wait to see what the others bring!

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Readers Comments

Thaata wrote: These shared experiences of real life (like experiences in the book - chicken soup for the soul) nourishes our belief in mankind and the goodness of the world. Giving your time to trace the owner of the wallet and returning it is great. Bless you.
Aurelia wrote: Dees, Reading Stories on a rainy day. I love this story. What a super gift he gave to that neighborhood. I'm so glad you found that wallet and found the owner! Didn't that make you feel great.~Aurelia
amelia wrote: Yes,indeed very inspirational,God may this change a lot of hearts out there!
ricardo wrote: Very good story!! we need more people like you!!
Karla wrote: Your act of kindness deserves a good helping of karma, what a very good way to start the New Year.
Vijay wrote: In this story - since the person did take efforts to find the owner of the lost wallet and first he deserves Kudos and then the wallet owner too and just because of such kindness the story could reach us. So we certainly need to do good for others. All the best...
Ari wrote: Just touching and moving. A simple instance where God is seen in every Human being who has a heart that is true and kind in serving and feeling for others. In this story, all the 4 people (Both the couples) have the same quality of being truly kind by which they have met. Highly inspiring story to be always kind!
Serendipity wrote: That was an awesome story!
Lorrinet wrote: Special things happen around Christmas because it is truly a special time when we celebrate the greatest gift that was given to ALL mankind--the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
s.a.raju wrote: God is created man.man had concieous.in that have moral values like kind,pity,serve,love....but love is greatest moral value....

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