Sometimes people will surprise you and restore your faith in human behaviour.
Recently, Bill Gambrell and a friend went to the village of Baysville to get a cup of coffee at Miss Nelle’s. It was a nice day to be outdoors, so they sat on a park bench by the dam and talked.
Gambrell had recently lost his wife to cancer after a tough battle, so visiting with a friend was good. When they got back to his house, he realized he didn’t have his wallet.
He frantically tried to retrace all his steps. They returned to the village and searched everywhere they’d been but could not find his wallet, which containted his identification, credit cards, and about $540 in cash. He figured someone had found it and he’d never see it again.
About 10 days later, the rink rat, Caleb MacKay’s email handle, found the wallet stuck inconspicuously between two slats on a park bench by the walking path adjacent to the river in Baysville. He opened it and was able to identify its owner.
“He drove directly to my house, and I was stunned, absolutely stunned,” said Gambrell who thanked him, got his email address, and e-transferred a token of his appreciation.
“As I said, there was $540 in my wallet, and I was never expecting to see it again. So, it really felt good and he’s a wonderful young guy and I think he deserves to be recognized somehow,” said Gambrell who had this to say in a quick email to MacKay.
“I can only say again thank you for returning my lost wallet. It shows a lot about your character and personality. Your mother raised you well my friend.”
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