‘I just want to say thank you so much,’ Alyssa Waslyk says to mysterious good Samaritan
Alyssa Waslyk is a nutritional and nutraceutical sciences student at the University of Guelph, and regularly commutes to school from her home in Burlington.
She stopped on Thursday to get some gas at a station in Guelph. She placed her wallet on top of the car, pumped the gas then drove away. Forgetting the wallet was still on the roof.
“I’d had a long day, I was pretty tired,” Waslyk told CBC.
Waslyk didn’t realize what she had done until she received a text from her 13-year-old sister saying someone had dropped off her wallet at home.
After some back and forth to determine her sister actually did have the purple wallet, Waslyk realized that meant someone had found her wallet and drove all the way to Burlington with everything, including her cash, still inside.
“I was honestly shocked that somebody would drive all the way … 40 to 50 minutes to get to my house in Burlington and I couldn’t believe that someone would go all the way to Burlington to return my wallet to me,” she said.
“Only a Guelph citizen would do that.”
‘Thank you so very much’
She posted her thanks to the Facebook group Overheard at Guelph, saying the good deed sounds like something a student would do.
She said she hasn’t been able to find the kind person who did it. All she knows is it was a man between the ages of 20 and 22.
The return all happened very quickly. “He … didn’t want anything in return, he just said, ‘Your sister must have left this wallet,’ handed it to the younger teen and walked off. She didn’t ask his name,” Waslyk said.
She said September has not been a great month for her personally and this act of kindness has made a big difference.
“I just want to say thank you so much,” she said. “I needed this little act of kindness in my life, it honestly completely turned my whole mood around for this upcoming semester, so thank you so very much.”