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He had just withdrawn a substantial amount of money from the ATM, so was quite upset at the loss and assumed he would never see it again.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