Letter to the editor -
I've put this off far too long, but now I feel compelled to share this with your readers.
Earlier this summer I lost my wallet containing credit cards, health insurance cards, $50 cash, our children's pictures and some important receipts.
I wasn't even aware it was lost until I received the phone call from a very honest young man asking if I had lost my wallet. I was puzzled to learn that he had discovered it in the middle of the street not far from my home.
After backtracking my day's activity I realized I had placed the wallet along with my car keys on the trunk of our car in the driveway and left it there.
My husband took the car to drive our daughter somewhere and didn't see the keys and the wallet resting on the trunk. Actually he drove the vehicle approx one kilometre before the keys and wallet fell off onto the street.
When the young man described my wallet, which contained my ID, I said "of course the credit cards are gone," to which he answered, "no, there is a credit card here." I replied, "well surely the cash is missing." He answered, "I haven't looked but I will."
To my amazement the $50 cash was there. The young man offered to deliver it to my residence. When he arrived I was shocked to see that this honest young man was about 17 or 18 years old. I thanked him over and over and offered a reward, which he declined. He said, "I hope everything is there." I asked him his parents' name and told him I would be phoning them and informing them of their son's honesty. I spoke to the boy's father and expressed my gratitude and told him how proud he should be of his son's action and honesty.
I was amazed that a teenager would attempt to return the wallet to its owner.
Most teenagers, even adults would take the money and card and discard the wallet.
It warms my heart to know that there are honest, Christian people among us. We hear so much negativity in our world I thought this act of kindness should be shared. I won't identify this honest young man, but Tyler, you know who you are.
My husband found the car keys the next day. They were in a grocery store adjacent to where the wallet was found. Obviously some other good-hearted person found the keys and brought them to the grocery store. This was certainly my lucky day.