In the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, there is a man who did a kindness recently and is getting more than recognition for it.
Last month Sean Currey found a wallet inside a dumpster by a Coffee Shop in San Rafael. Sean took the time to track down the original owner and returned the wallet with all of its contents intact, KPIX reported.
The wallet, it turns out, belonged to Evelyn Topper, an 80-year-old grandmother. She had stopped by Kamson Coffee on the 9th of December to pick up a drink for herself and her 12-year-old granddaughter and after paying for the drinks she had tucked her wallet into a pocket but forgot to zip it up. When she got home, her pocket was empty, and the wallet was nowhere to be found, according to The Washington Post.
She was more than a little pleased to have it returned, as was her family. Her daughter, Vanessa Topper, and granddaughter, Mikayla, decided to try to help Sean in return, and out of gratitude they started a GoFundMe to raise some money to help him find some shelter and use his construction skills to create a sustainable row of tiny houses for the homeless community at large.
According to the GoFundMe the group have formed a friendship out of their encounter and it isn’t about charity. “It’s about Compassion, the highest form of LOVE.”
As of this morning, that GoFundMe has raised over $48,000 of their $75,000 goal. This effort that started in the hope of doing something compassionate is a wonderful example of how a little effort can go a long way; and it’s your Good News Story of the Day which you can find in full, here.
“Who knew that returning a wallet to someone I didn’t know would turn into something that was going to spark,” said Currey in a recent YouTube video update. “It’s gonna spark a new movement to help people help themselves and have a better life.”
Story and Image from Insider.