This good news story came to the Lithgow Mercury via a clandestinely delivered envelope slid under the door of the Mercury office last week.
Local man Mick Conolan said he was heartened by the generosity of a couple of young girls that found his wallet recently after he lost it at a Lithgow business. So much so that he wrote a letter and wanted to share it with the community via the Lithgow Mercury. So, he got to writing.
"It was so embarrassing, losing all my cards," he said.
"It was lovely that the girls didn't just take them and go on a spending spree, but actually took the time to put them in a safe place and wait for me to return to give them back."
"They were absolutely wonderful and I am so impressed with their behaviour."
The letter is in full below:
This is a positive good news story.
Last week I lost my credit card and my drivers licence, Opal, Medicare and Pensioner Concession cards.
I searched everywhere all weekend, in the car, at home, revisiting all the businesses I'd been to in Lithgow.
I had my credit card stopped by the bank and spent most of Monday at Service NSW, Centrelink, the bank and ringing up Opal.
So I coped, I dealt with the result of my carelessness.
Then, on the way out of town, going home Monday evening, I called into a local takeaway crumbed chicken emporium, got served promptly and remembered I had been there, too, last week.
The polite, efficient and caring young women there remembered me.
They had found my cards and kept them safe.
Just another reminder of the socially aware and caring attitudes of our responsible younger generation.
Thank you, young people.
- Mick Conolan, Hampton
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