dear john

Yesterday, my boyfriend lost his wallet en route to the airport. We figured that in NYC that meant it was lost forever--but within an hour, I was meeting a conductor at the train station to get it back. He'd gone through a lot of trouble to get it safely and securely back to us. He was tall and lanky and blonde, had a big adam's apple, and a pronounced nose with a little flip at the end. When he handed it back to me, he talked for awhile about how glad he was to have gotten it back and how he'd done everything he could think of to track us down.

Much to my surprise I suddenly wanted to cry! I realized he had a striking similarity to one of my best friends from high school who passed away a few months ago.

So, here's to John, and all the people in the world like him, who restore your faith in humanity from time to time. You are missed.

** photo via flickr


alison (semi-fab lane) said...

that's awesome! i just love when people surprise me with their niceness. and even better he reminded you of someone special to you. sometimes i wonder...

Stacey Kay said...

I teared up!


Stacey Kay

and flowers pick themselves said...

oh, sweetie...*hugs*

xo Alison

thequietingmuses said...

What a great story, I love when people surprise you with random acts of kindness :)


Leah said...

So so sweet! This is an amazing story and I am so glad it was so uplifting to you!


Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh gosh...that was so touching, restores ones faith in human nature for sure.

michelle_ said...

that guy is such a nice guy !
its always been a relieving experience when you know your lost stuff is found :)

thanks for the feature by the way :)

Wangari M. said...

aaw lovely!
Random acts of kindness never stop amazing me.