Taylor Sloan of Santa Rosa, California lost her wallet on January 30 while attending a motocross event in Oakland. In the haze of exhaust and adrenaline from the growling bikes, she didn't realize she had misplaced the wallet until it was too late. The wallet contained $30 or $40, as well as her driver's license and debit card, so she was understandably bummed. But then, she got a call from her mother, saying that something miraculous had happened. Or rather, someone miraculous…
Sloan's mother had received a letter, which read:
Dear Ms. Sloan,
My name is Nasim Lawrence and I am 10 years old. I found your wallet on the ground at the Super Motocross event in Oakland. I know how it feels to lose something and I wanted to make sure you got your wallet back. Hopefully, I have made you smile and you are happy to have your money and ID back. I am glad I found it instead of some bad person who would steal from you. You look like a very nice person who does nice things for people so I wanted to do something nice for you. Plus it’s the honest thing to do.
This 10-year-old samaritan had found Sloan's wallet and decided to return it instead of stealing her identity and spending the cash on motocross merch. The gesture was so sweet, and the letter so adorable, that Sloan sent it to a local radio station, Froggy 92.9. The station shared the note on Facebook, where it quickly went viral, of course. People on Facebook just love kids who don't steal.
Sloan was delighted. She told ABC News,
It was just this simple act of kindness that just warms my heart… I'm glad it's getting attention. It obviously goes to show that he comes from a really great family.
Sloan got in touch with Nasim's mother, and plans to reply to his letter with thanks, a $20 reward, and a bag of candy. But Nasim didn't do this for the reward. He did it because it was the honest thing to do. That being said, he'll probably eat the candy.