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November 22, 2011 > A true story

A true story

My son was at a business meeting in Sharon heights (near Redwood City) when he suddenly discovered that his wallet was missing.

When he returned to his home in Palo Alto, what did he find in his mailbox - his wallet plus a handwritten note!

"Found September X, 2011
Starbucks, Sharon Heights Shopping Center
Empty of cash, alas; but I had some good fortune lately and this seemed a good opportunity to share it."

Not only had this person parted with a significant amount of cash, but he had also taken the time to drive the wallet from Sharon heights to Midtown Palo alto. That's not a short distance in the least, and anyone familiar with the area knows that during the day, it's guaranteed to involve quite a bit of traffic!

Wow! Talk about kind-hearted and generous!

The benefactor couldn't have known, but it was just a coincidence that there wasn't any cash in the wallet. One of my son's plans for later that day was to get money at his credit union.

The family decided that since they weren't in need, the $200 should go to a local charity or two, so $100 was donated to "Save The Bay" and $100 to "Lucille Packard Children's Hospital." My son was proud of his children's understanding.

Ruthe P. Gomez

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