Sometimes it seems like everyone hates moms. We get dirty looks in Starbucks, rolled eyes on planes, and very often it seems like no one wants to do us any favors. Well, one man in Scottsdale, Arizona proved there ARE people out there who actually want to help us moms when he found a wallet a harried mother dropped and drove 36 miles to return it.
It seems like something one would only see in a movie. Jenna Cook lost her wallet (which had $300 cash in it) after it fell off the stroller and, like anyone, assumed it was gone forever. But later that night, Javier Del Carpio found it and drove 36 miles out of his way to return it.
He's like Santa Claus and Mother Teresa rolled into one!
When people do nice things for me, I always feel a little shocked. Two winters ago, I dropped my iPhone in the snow on my way to my children's art class (I was late, of course) and fully expected to never see it again. Later that night, I got a call from the woman who found it who then proceeded to bike over to my house to give it back.
These things may seem little to the people who do them, but for us moms who are busy, distracted, rushing, and exhausted, it can seem more like a miracle when someone lends us a hand.
I consider my day a great success if I manage to have my children at home with me at the end of the night, let alone my wallet, phone, keys, and items of varying importance in my life. I don't expect anyone to help me keep track of my things, but I also fully expect to lose them (in fact, do you know where my car keys are RIGHT NOW?). We moms have a lot on our minds and our priority number one is our children.
This man is a mom hero, no doubt. Just as the woman is who biked to return my iPhone to me. Someday I hope I will be able to return the favor for another busy mom like me.
Have you ever lost something and had it returned?
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