A lot of people tend to think that homeless people won't be honest in case they find something that they could use. What people didn't know is the fact that they don't have money but they are rich in honesty! In fact, when he found a lost purse and mobile phone, he immediately considered searching for the owner!
A 20-year-old woman named Daisy Owan from Breightmet went out that night in Bolton when she accidentally lost her handbag. It was a big loss for her since it contains all her keys, i Phone and her $300 cash, plus her provisional driver's license.
A homeless man named Paul Calderbank then came across a lost bag outside a pub and decided to check on it, in hopes of finding its owner.
Paul then walked around the street asking people if they knew someone who lost a bag and for two days straight he searched for the owner, being aware that the belongings might just fell into the wrong hands.
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All his hard works have paid off after he run into one of Daisy's friends who immediately informed her through Facebook.
Daisy said, "Most people second guess homeless people."
“If I was in that position then I would have sold all of the stuff to improve my life – but Paul didn’t. My faith has genuinely been restored in humanity-it’s amazing.”
Paul, who had no money at all and couldn't afford to buy any food didn't take a single penny from Daisy's purse. He even left a note to secure Daisy's bag, in case someone accused him of stealing it!
“Did not want to tell anyone in town because they would have tried to blag me saying its one of there friends. Cant trust anyone in town and was worried in case anybody thought I was keeping it.”
“I want to locate the true owner and personally hand all her belongings back to her, because I am a honest person now. Because to me it feels so good to do the right thing, and there is money in purse and I have not taken a penny.”
He also added that he can't wait to do some detective work to track down the owner!
Daisy said: “I got a message off a friend asking if I lost all my stuff. He said that a homeless man had been stopping all girls around my age and asking them if they knew Daisy Owen.”
“As soon as I got the message I raced straight into Bolton. I was trying to talk to all the homeless people I could see. I had just about admitted defeat when I saw a group of three homeless people and asked them.”
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Daisy said: “He was going to walk all the way to my house to make sure it got there safely. It is incredible that he literally searched for two days to try and find me so that he could give it to me personally. He said that he used to be an honest man and that being kind gives him a buzz.”
Daisy then rewarded Paul with his kindness and so she set up a fundraising page to try and find him a permanent home, warm winter clothes and some food. The page has already raised over 2,196 pounds (approx. US$2,980).
Daisy said, “I just really hope that I can pay him back in the way of this fundraising.”
“At the moment he is staying in a hostel, but he can’t afford it anymore so I either want to put the money towards a deposit on flat or few months at the hostel.”
Via: ManilaReaders NTD