I experienced the joys of getting home from a trip to Wal-Mart today, only to realize I had dropped my wallet. Not a good feeling. I immediately got back in my car and returned to Wal-Mart. Once there, I asked about the wallet at customer service … nothing. I retraced my steps, but found nothing. I searched the parking lot, checking the whole area I had parked in. Nothing. Because I was unable to speak at the time due to medical issues, I had to contact my parents to help me call my credit card companies and banks about my lost cards. Not exactly easy to do through someone else. I had completely given up on finding it, and chalked it up to another bad event in my week.
Then, this evening, someone knocked on my door — a gentleman stood there holding my wallet. He had found it in the parking lot at Wal-Mart and knew how important it was for me to have it. He wanted to make sure I got it back. I was absolutely shocked. I was blown away. I thought for sure it was gone, and this gentleman went out of his way to not only pick it up, but to deliver it to me. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness and for taking the time to go above and beyond. The people of Asheville truly are unique and do more than their share to help each other out.
I would like to thank this gentleman and let him know how much I appreciate him for doing this for me. Hopefully this short note will get published, by some chance he will see it, and it will put a smile on his face, just as he did for me. Thank you, sir, for your kindness.
— Jeremy Huttunen