Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

ON Satur­day, Au­gust 20, my 87year-old legally blind fa­ther dropped his wal­let near IGA in Bel­mont Vil­lage.

He had just with­drawn a sub­stan­tial amount of money from the ATM, so was quite up­set at the loss and as­sumed he would never see it again.

He was very an­gry with him­self for the mis­take he made in putting his wal­let on the seat of his trike while he un­locked it; he must then have knocked the wal­let to the ground.

It re­ally knocked his self­con­fi­dence.

Imag­ine his delight when two lovely young women – he thinks they were about 19 years old – knocked on his door a cou­ple of hours later to re­turn his wal­let with all the cash still in­side.

They ex­plained they had called around ear­lier but he was not home - he had re­turned to the shop­ping cen­tre in the hopes of find­ing his wal­let.

When he of­fered them a re­ward, they de­clined but he in­sisted and they even­tu­ally ac­cepted.

Dad and all of the fam­ily would like to say a huge thank you to these young women, and to the par­ents who raised them so well.

You truly re­stored an el­derly man's faith in hu­man­ity, not to men­tion his con­fi­dence to go out on his own.

Thank you girls, you did a truly won­der­ful ser­vice that day.

TERRI KEYS, River­vale.

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