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!