It was the right thing to do, from someone who could have benefited from doing the wrong thing.
Kelowna born Ryan Boissonnault was home for the weekend from his school in the lower mainland.
On Friday night, as many young people would, he went downtown with a friend for dinner and stopped at the ATM for some cash.
Shortly after he realized he had lost his wallet. It had all his vital information in it. His driver’s license, credit card, Care Card, student ID card and some cash.
He assumed whoever found it had probably taken the cash out and dumped the rest.
“He came home and told us, we had a prayer as a family that his wallet would turn up however unlikely that was,” shared his dad Phil Boissonnault.
As it turns out Ryan’s wallet was found by someone, a homeless man, in need of cash, and down on his luck.
But this man, regardless of his economic standing, was a good man and set out to find the owner of the lost wallet.
The next day Ryan received a Facebook message from a complete stranger, a food vendor named Whitney Evans who owns Street Meat.
Evans explained that the wallet was given to her by a homeless person who asked if she would try to find the owner as he had no way to contact Ryan without access to any form of technology (cellphone or Facebook).
Boissonnault’s wallet was returned with everything inside, including all the cash, not a penny was missing.
“Our family was moved to tears from such an upstanding act of honesty and integrity,” shared Phil Boissonnault.
His family is now hoping to reach out to the kind man who found the wallet and ensured its safe return.
They would love to buy the man dinner or a blanket or anything he may need.
Phil Boissonnault says, “Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the hotdog vendor who went the extra mile to return my sons wallet. Thank you Kelowna! Good things do happen.”
If you have any information on how to reach the man who returned the wallet please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will then give the information to the Boissonnault family.