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Old 07-21-2014, 07:21 PM
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My faith in man kind to do the right thing came thru tonight. My son "Lost" his wallet yesterday afternoon. We went to look at a car for him a few miles from our house, I drove 1st then we switched......it was at that point his wallet fell out of his pocket. God only know's how the hell that happens. Any way his been in a panic ever since, (2) CC cards, drivers license, school idea etc... CC cards were taken care of today. He also had $500 in cash, he was going to buy some climbing gear at REI and decide just to cash his check Saturday. I figured it was all gone never to be seen again. Tonight at 9:30 their is a knock on the door, its an Indian guy I've seen at a restaurant near us. He's returning the wallet, his 7 year old son found it while playing by the street after dinner today. Then it all clicked, he was the Owner of a restaurant near us and I've heard its been a rough go. Everything was there including all the cash, my son could have kissed him. I tried to give him a reward of a $100 but he wouldn't here of it. I finally talked him into taking 10 bucks for his son after I chased him down the driveway. Were having Indian food for dinner tomorrow

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Old 07-21-2014, 07:31 PM
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wow - some good news - nice for a change!!

good for him and his son!
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That's awesome. Try helping him out a bit on the business side of things by having your son post that to Facebook... ditto to the restaurant's page, if he has one.
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That's a beautiful thing.
Thanks for posting.
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That's a beautiful thing.
Thanks for posting.
Thanks, yea it was really cool
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karma !

excellent to hear of this !
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AWESOME. We too have had kids wallets returned. Youngest son left his on a shelf in WALMART of all places. He was only 5-6 at the time, obviously a kids wallet but it had nearly $100 in it. It was turned in at the front desk. A year later he leaves a plastic peanut butter jar full of his money (over $100) at Target. It too is painted up and obviously a kids and got turned in. Both times all the money was there and we never knew who turned them in. Numerous times I've found wallets, you can bet your azz I make a point to find and return them intact!!!!
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Nice way to start my day. Thanks.
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I have a great story of this. We were out drinking in Liverpool City Centre around 1990 or so. At the time, Liverpool was not quite as homely as Detroit is now, but one got by. Anyway I found a wallet by the bar. It had not much money in it but it did have this lads student ID and his drivers license. I asked around the bar and nobody knew the bloke. I decided to keep the wallet rather than chance leaving it behind the bar to be lost for all eternity.

I've always gotten up early so I was on the case first thing in the morning. I tried the University, but they were not answering and I figured they wouldn't give me the information I needed anyway. His drivers license would have obviously been issued to his parent's address, so using that I called directory inquiries, got his parent's number, and called them. They were very wary of what I was doing, but after I explained in my best James Bond posh accent that I was attempting to return his wallet and that's all, they relented and told me where he lived...in student residences in the city centre.

Back I go to the city and knock on his dorm room door. He answers half asleep and I gave him his wallet. He instinctively checked to see if "all the money" was there. He said "I don't understand" or something similar. To which I said something very similar to: "I am employed by your father. We are always watching. He says for you to call your mother more often, she worries about you. Good day Mr. Patel."

I registered the look on his face for a second and without a another word, turned and walked away.
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Awesome story. I'm sure he would be very happy if you ate at his restaurant from time to time and maybe recommended it to friends (as long as the food is good).

There is a little food stop down the street from my old house. Owned by an Indian guy and either him or his wife or son would be behind the counter. Very nice people and I once left my wallet on the counter after buying a couple of 12 packs. The guy ran out as I was driving away to give it back.
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He instinctively checked to see if "all the money" was there. He said "I don't understand" or something similar. To which I said something very similar to: "I am employed by your father. We are always watching. He says for you to call your mother more often, she worries about you. Good day Mr. Patel."

I registered the look on his face for a second and without a another word, turned and walked away.
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Just last week, walking out of the bait shop, I dropped my wallet. Fellow brought it over to me as I was loading up. I put a 20 on his car seat when he went in the shop.
There are some honest fellows left!
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Awesome story...... THAT doesnt happen everyday.
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Originally Posted by myyellas2k View Post
karma !

excellent to hear of this !


My son lost his wallet a couple of years ago on campus. Convinced it was gone, he pressed on, got a new license, replaced his student ID, new ATM card etc. About a month later he shows up for a lecture, sits down and the professor walks over and hands him his old wallet with everything still in it. He told him he found it in a Lab building my son had never been in. The $2 my son had was still in it too.

Gives one faith in mankind. Stories like this are awesome...
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Yes there is hope still to be found in this world.

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In this day of being policticly correct who is the Indian guy? Is that the native american guy or the guy from across the pond?

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Across the pond.......
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