Jan 30, 2008

A Happy Ending

A Happy ending to a sad New Year's beginning.
Last month, while riding in a New York City taxi, a young woman named Erika Gunderson found a $500 Canon digital camera that the cab's previous occupant had left behind.

She, her boyfriend, and his mom decided to create a happing ending. After much searching found the rightful owner.

Murphy, an insurance underwriter, had been devastated to lose the pictures from a trip he had planned for years. It was Jan. 10 _ his 34th birthday _ when he heard he would be getting the photos back. "I was over the moon," he says now. "Best present ever."

"I owe you one," he wrote to Ascher. "It's good to know there are some honest people left in the world."

Such a heart warming up lifting story. Great to acknowledge that we do have wonderful honest people who go the extra mile and give their best. Kudos to this family for their determination.

Do you have experiences where you have received or given a gift like this to someone you don't know or have never met? Just met a new blogger over at Spa Clientele check out her post on Zen and Simplicity--great post.


A Green Mind said...

I wish I had a story to contribute with, but I don't. However, I think it is quite an amazing story..! That Erika was able to find the owner of the camera is outstanding :o

loveambassador said...

Thanks for stopping by. I will go over to your blog and leave a link for you on mine.

Heather Gallegos said...

Annie, Thanks for your kind words and post! You just gave me a gift, and we hadn't' met!

However, now that I've heard of your retreat in Sedona I am very tempted. It look heavenly -- in the spirtual and secular sense. I may just plan my next milestone birthday there!

Anonymous said...

I once mailed a $1+ check back to the Factory Card Outlet store because the cashier accidentally put the check in my bag. The cashier wrote a thank you note back saying she knew she would see that check again.