Wal­let found, re­turned against all odds

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - THE SOCIAL PAGE -

MY boyfriend and I braved the wind and rain for a day of fish­ing in the great out­doors on the Satur­day of the long Au­gust week­end.

Our jour­ney in­cluded a stop for snacks at the 59’er, fruit­less fish­ing at Birds Hill Park, and catch and re­lease at the Lock­port dam.

Some­where along the way, I lost my wal­let.

I re­al­ized this when re­turn­ing to the city for a late din­ner. Af­ter search­ing the car and call­ing the 59’er with no luck, the pos­si­bil­ity of find­ing my wal­let seemed slight. But we opted for a drive-through din­ner then a drive back to Birds Hill and Lock­port to re­trace our steps in hopes of find­ing it.

All I could think of was the credit and debit cards I would have to can­cel, the li­cence and stu­dent ID that would have to be re­placed and the monthly bus pass I had only used for three days.

Be­fore I could pull out of the Best Buy park­ing lot where we had searched the car, I re­ceived a phone call from my dad in Mor­den. He seemed very con­cerned and asked if I was miss­ing any­thing. I was con­fused, as I had not told any­one yet about my miss­ing wal­let. To my re­lief, he had re­ceived a phone call from a kind lady named Jan­ice who had stum­bled upon my wal­let dur­ing a walk in Birds Hill Park.

On that af­ter­noon, she and her hus­band took a short­cut on their usual walk and came across the wal­let. From my ID were able to contact my fam­ily.

I got my wal­let back early the next day with ev­ery­thing still inside thanks to the kind­ness and thought­ful­ness of these strangers. Need­less to say, I brought a thank you card and small gift of ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

I can­not thank them enough for find­ing and re­turn­ing my wal­let. You are lifesavers!

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