LIFE

Cynical Man, Down On His Luck, Loses Wallet With $500 When 2 Boys Restore His Faith In Kindness

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Scott Ames filled his gas tank and got back into his car in Arlington, Washington. It wasn’t until later that day that he realized he’d lost his wallet somewhere along the way.

His wallet contained $500 in cash, his driver’s license, insurance cards, credit cards, and the most important item of all: a priceless photo of his late mother.

The mishap couldn’t have come at a more stressful time in Scott’s life. He was in the midst of a divorce and trying to sell his house.

Needless to say, Scott had found himself becoming cynical and needed a sign that there was still good in this world.

Imagine his surprise when he received a call from the police; someone had found his wallet, and it was waiting for him at the police station.

Two boys had been walking through the gas station parking lot when they stumbled upon the missing wallet.

David Gray, 12, and 11-year-old Case Baker weren’t quite sure what to do when they opened the wallet and found $500 in cash. “Oh my God, look at all that money,” they said to one another.

There was one thing they knew not to do … and it restored Scott’s faith at a very difficult time.

Footage provided by KCPQ Seattle

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