Paul Williams had finished his shift at Walmart and was on his way home when he came across a shopping cart with a wallet in it. The wallet contained not only $4000, but also a check for $1000. There was no ID in it.
With no time to go back and look for a manager, Paul took the wallet home with him, with the intention of returning it the following day. “I wouldn’t want to be responsible for somebody who was trying to pay a mortgage, could have paid it, had to miss it…”
The wallet belonged to Lynn Andries who was in a rush when she was shopping – when she lost wallet. When she returned to the store, she couldn’t find it. However, when she was in the parking lot, the store received a call from Paul to say he’d found a wallet. He came in and Lynn’s identity was verified.
She was of course overjoyed, and emotional that her wallet and its contents had been found. Had it not been for Paul, it could have been a different story. She also met up with Paul and his wife to thank them. “It was just awesome. It gives me faith”, she said.
Paul also said “Just to show people that it’s OK. There are still some good people in the world that do the right thing and let them see that it’s OK for them to do something right.”