Pensioner moved to tears by kindness of Jake, the Good Samaritan

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wallet Wallet

A GOOD Samaritan moved a Darlington pensioner to tears - by returning his lost wallet.

Thomas Nicholson, 86, returned home from shopping last week to find his wallet – containing almost £200, his driving licence, bus pass and bank cards - missing.

A distraught Mr Nicholson returned to the town centre to retrace his steps but there was no sign of the wallet.

Fearing he would not see it again, he was astonished when next day the wallet – and its contents - arrived in the post together with a note.

It said: “I found your wallet in the car park behind the art shop. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to drop it off at the police station so I’ve posted it instead.

“I hope you don’t mind but I used a £20 note to pay for the envelope and stamp as I had no cash – the change is inside the wallet.

“Enjoy the rest of your week, Jake.”

Mr Nicholson said: “I saw the big envelope and thought it was something nice for our diamond wedding anniversary which was two days before.

“I opened it and all these coins fell out along with my wallet and the note.

“It made me feel really good. It put the world to rights and made me think they’re not all bad out there.

“It was very emotional getting it back and I have no idea who Jake is but if he came forward I’d like to thank him very much.”

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9:47am Sun 15 Jun 14

plain-man says...

Well done Jake
Not many people would have returned a wallet with £200 in these hard times
Well done Jake Not many people would have returned a wallet with £200 in these hard times plain-man
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10:43am Sun 15 Jun 14

bishop1 says...

it's always nice to hear of good deeds
it's always nice to hear of good deeds bishop1
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4:53pm Mon 16 Jun 14

spottycow says...

Honest JAKE well done mate
Honest JAKE well done mate spottycow
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5:32pm Tue 17 Jun 14

somethinginsidesostrong says...

Oh that has really touched me - how sweet!
Oh that has really touched me - how sweet! somethinginsidesostrong
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4:51am Wed 18 Jun 14

SirLance says...

To have kept the money would have brought no happiness! 40 years ago I went for a quick pint one lunchtime in the Red Lion in Priestgate. It was crowded in those days and I eventually got seated. I felt a wallet behind me when I sat down. It contained about 90 pounds and an ID of a security man working at a factory in Darlington. The money would have solved all my issues! I thought I'd hit the jackpot! However I felt I just couldn't keep it! I informed the manager and left it with him, several people looked on so it was safe to do this! I went back about a week later and found out an 'old man' had lost his holiday money in that wallet! He had also 'popped in for a pint' whilst his wife was shopping for 'last minute things'. The old guy couldn't believe someone had given it in! I have never regretted doing that as life has always been kind to me! I like to think that doing good things is rewarding in itself ! My apologies for boring you but there really are good folk in Darlington! It's not all bad news!
To have kept the money would have brought no happiness! 40 years ago I went for a quick pint one lunchtime in the Red Lion in Priestgate. It was crowded in those days and I eventually got seated. I felt a wallet behind me when I sat down. It contained about 90 pounds and an ID of a security man working at a factory in Darlington. The money would have solved all my issues! I thought I'd hit the jackpot! However I felt I just couldn't keep it! I informed the manager and left it with him, several people looked on so it was safe to do this! I went back about a week later and found out an 'old man' had lost his holiday money in that wallet! He had also 'popped in for a pint' whilst his wife was shopping for 'last minute things'. The old guy couldn't believe someone had given it in! I have never regretted doing that as life has always been kind to me! I like to think that doing good things is rewarding in itself ! My apologies for boring you but there really are good folk in Darlington! It's not all bad news! SirLance
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