Good News (4/11) - Missing Wallet, Homeless Teen, Happy Outcome

Jimmy owns a bar in North Carolina. He was approached last month by a customer who was frantic over her lost wallet. Not only did the wallet contain her ID and cards, but it also contained her wedding ring.  Jimmy watched hours and hours of security footage in and around the bar and spotted the wallet sitting on a bench outside. The camera also showed a hooded stranger pocketing the wallet.

Jimmy eventually discovered the identity of the thief: 17-year-old River. He confronted the teen, who said that he had taken the money out of the wallet and thrown it into the sea from a nearby pier. Jimmy then hired 2 divers to scour the shore for any sign of the wallet. One of the divers uncovered the wallet with the wedding ring still safely tucked inside.

Jimmy then decided to help one more person - the teen who stole the wallet in the first place. River had been homeless since he had become estranged from his mother. “He was living in the woods, and this is when it was 30 degrees outside, and he hadn’t eaten in 2 days.  I could tell he wasn’t a criminal. He was just somebody who needed a little help.”

Instead of turning the security footage over to the police, Jimmy invited River to live with him, and the teen has been a part of the family ever since.


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