OAKLAND, Calif. — A 10-year-old’s sweet act of kindness has helped turn a total stranger into a friend.
According to TODAY.com, 22-year-old Taylor Sloan lost her wallet at a Supercross Live event in Oakland on Jan. 30.
“I had one of those wallets that doubles as a mini-purse,” Sloan told TODAY.com. “It probably should have been inside something, but I didn’t want to carry much, so I just had it in my back pocket.”
Luckily, the wallet ended up in the right hands and a few days later, Sloan’s mom called her saying a package arrived in the mail.
“She sent me a snap of the front,” Sloan said. “I didn’t recognize the return address, so I told her to go ahead and open it.”
When her mom opened the package she realized someone had mailed the lost wallet to the address listed on Sloan’s driver’s license.
Then, they found a note from the 10-year-old who had made sure it got back to her.
The note read:
“My name is Nasim Lawrence and I am 10 years old. I found your wallet on the ground at the supercross 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.”
“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.”
Sloan was so excited that she shared a photo of the letter and her story with a DJ at Froggy 92.9. He then posted it to the station’s page.
The post quickly made its rounds on social media and the 10 year old’s principal even found out about his good deed.
“His school principal came up to him and said, ‘You’re famous!'” Sloan explained.
Nasim’s mother quickly found the story on Facebook and sent Sloan a friend request.
Since that interaction, Sloan has mailed Nasim a thank you letter along with a bag of candy and a $20 reward.
“I hope he writes back,” she told TODAY.com. “I’d love for us to be pen pals!”