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    Just a Story from the Weekend

    I worked at a rural festival this past weekend. Due to the nice weather, it was extremely busy and was likely a record setting crowd with upwards of 5,000 people in attendance at any given time.

    As I stood in the middle of the closed road, surrounded by thousands of festival guests, a young girl, maybe 12 or 13-years-old approached me. She was pushing her friend, another young girl, in a wheel chair. She explained that she had been trying to wheel her friend up an incline to a sidewalk where it was easier to maneuver the wheelchair. She moved her wallet to a different pocket because it was uncomfortable in the pocket where she had it originally. The wallet soon fell from her pocket and was lost. The wallet was black and had a Mickey Mouse logo on one corner. It contained $32.00 cash and there was no identification. A backtrack of her route was fruitless and she was on the verge of tears, though she worked hard to stifle them.

    I accompanied the girls to the festival’s command trailer that was about 1/4 mile down the road. When we arrived, I asked if anyone had turned in a black wallet. “Yes,” was the response. “Can it be identified further?” I mentioned the Mickey Mouse logo and money.

    I was handed a small black wallet. I walked over to the young girl who stood by her friend in the wheelchair. Together, we counted the ones and fives in the wallet; exactly $32.00 cash.

    I wish the person who found the wallet was there to observe this deserving young lady as she received her wallet back. Great relief and joy burst from her face, and her every word was one of thanks and appreciation. Her friend was thankful too, and the excited gratitude of the two was infectious to those who witnessed. There were tears of joy, and I might have been a little moist-eyed too, but I’ll swear that it was just sweat.

    The person who found the wallet wished to remain anonymous. Boy, I wish they hadn't. I would like to call and personally thank them, and relate how much their good citizenry and honesty meant to a couple of young girls; and to me. My faith in humanity received a needed boost, and this good person’s simple gesture of honesty made up for twenty dipships, whose actions make me wonder if this society has lost its way.

    The chances are slim, but if a reader of this is the one who found the wallet, Thank You! I will pay your kindness forward, as I am sure, will two young girls whose day was brightened by the goodness of a stranger.
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    It's always nice to hear these stories. After reading/hearing the news every day I find it refreshing to hear that there are still honest people out there that do the right thing just for the sake of doing the right thing. We could use a lot more of that kind of person!
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    More people like the one who found and returned the wallet and the young girl willing to push her friend in the wheel chair would make this a far better world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    More people like the one who found and returned the wallet and the young girl willing to push her friend in the wheel chair would make this a far better world.
    Yea , I agree,the young girl willing to push her friend is a hero and a true friend and the person returning the wallet.
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    That story warms the heart and soul. Thanks for sharing it!
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    Nice to hear someone had enough kindness in them to return it. Lost my wallet a month ago in a store, someone returned it, all intact
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    Nice story with a good ending. Glad you was able to help.
    When I was a senior in high school, I lost my wallet and found it at the front office with all money still their. I about fell over when I found out who turned it in. I never pegged him for the type to turn it in, especially with any money still in it. I learned then not to judge people for what or how they look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texkev View Post
    Nice to hear someone had enough kindness in them to return it. Lost my wallet a month ago in a store, someone returned it, all intact
    Left my money clip on the counter of a convenience store 3 or 4 weeks ago with about $300.00 in it. Got home realized I didn't have my clip. Went back to the store, the guy grab it from behind the counter and gave it back to me, money was all there. Bought a six pack of beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Left my money clip on the counter of a convenience store 3 or 4 weeks ago with about $300.00 in it. Got home realized I didn't have my clip. Went back to the store, the guy grab it from behind the counter and gave it back to me, money was all there. Bought a six pack of beer.
    Should have gotten a lotto ticket and given it to the clerk.


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    Them kind of people are out there everywhere it's just not news-worthy enough to make the news. That's the sad part.
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