When Stranger Returned His Lost Wallet, This Man Was Not Ready for the Note That Came with It


When this New Yorker lost his wallet while attending a Wilco concert at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, he had to reapply for his license and credit cards in the process.

Two weeks later, he received his credit cards and license in an unmarked envelope sent to his address. But you’ll be surprised what he saw in the envelope. Mind you, this isn’t your average good Samaritan story.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Reilly Flaherty saw an envelope sent to his home, but he found that it did not contain his lost wallet or the cash he had left when he lost it. Aside from his credit cards and license, there was a note about where it all went.


The note was brutally honest. It read:

Dear Reilly Flaherty,

I found your wallet, and your drivers license had your address so here’s your credit cards and other important stuff.

I kept the cash because I needed weed, the MetroCard because, well, the fare’s $2.75 now, and the wallet ’cause it’s kinda cool. Enjoy the rest of your day. Toodles, Anonymous.


“The ironic thing really is that, you know, we could’ve been good friends. Both like Wilco, into indie music, same taste in wallets, but he or she tried to take what was of any currency, any value,” Flaherty told New York station WABC.

But although the good Samaritan wasn’t entirely “good”, Flaherty has nothing but nice words to leave the pot-smoking stranger. He said, “If I could say one thing to this altruistic stranger, I would tell them, ‘It’s not your fault. It is not your fault.”

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