With all the negativity in the world, it’s easy to forget that there are still good people around who are doing good deeds for others. That’s why this story is melting the hearts of people all over the world and renewing their faith in humanity!
Earlier this month, 20 year-old Hunter Shamatt lost his wallet on a Frontier Airlines flight from Omaha to Las Vegas, where he was attending the wedding of his sister. The wallet contained his ID, a signed paycheck, his debit card, and $60 in cash, and when he called the airline to report it missing, they said that nobody had turned it in. Hunter’s heart sank when he heard this, and he “feared the worst.”
Hunter had just about given up hope of ever seeing his wallet again when he received a package in the mail from an anonymous sender. Hunter was stunned to find his wallet inside the package, and not only was the $60 still inside it, there was an additional $40 as well!
“Found this on a Frontier flight from Omaha to Denver-row 12, seat F wedged between the seat and wall,” a note that was in the package read. “Thought you might want it back. All the best. PS: I rounded your cash up to an even $100 so you could celebrate getting your wallet back. Have fun!!!”
Hunter’s mother Jeannie posted the note to social media in the hopes of finding the sender, who only identified themselves by the initials “T.B.”
After the letter went viral, the sender was finally found and identified as Todd Brown, a father of five who said he just wanted to “have a little fun” and help a stranger after finding the wallet.
“I saw he was just a kid, 20 years old, he had a paycheck in there, so I figured, ‘Well, he’s doing his best to make ends meet,’ but I was 20 once, and that’s a lot of money for a kid,” Todd explained. “They were very thankful. Hunter was very thankful. He told me he has some student loans and a car payment that he needed to make so the timing was right. They assumed it was gone forever. So when he opened it, [Jeannie] said he just started screaming, ‘No way! No way!’”
Todd said that he often carries out good deeds and does not think he should be applauded for it, but Jeannie wanted to make sure he got the recognition that he deserves!
“I try to teach my children to do the right things in life, help people when you can regardless of the outcome,” she wrote on Facebook. “This story is more about restoring faith in people than anything. Everything in the wallet we could of replaced. We hear a lot of bad news but not enough good news. I personally want to thank Todd Brown and his wife for restoring faith that there are amazing people out there, the world is not as grim as it’s being made out to be.”
Being kind takes so little effort and yet, it can bring so much meaning and happiness to others. We need more people like Todd Brown in the world!