Kindness in Kapiti

Last updated 12:33 21/01/2014

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We are celebrating random acts of kindness by giving our readers the opportunity to thank a stranger who helped them out.

Paulette Driver found a kind and honest stranger on the Kapiti Coast.

I left my wallet on the roof of my car in Waikanae and only realised it was missing at my next stop.

I retraced my steps, not very confident of locating the wallet, and was walking along the footpath by the highway, obviously looking concerned.

A woman called out. She was standing by the pedestrian lights on State Highway 1 with my wallet in her hand.

The wallet was returned, contents intact, with much gratitude from me.

Little did this fabulous lady know that even the meagre amount I had in the wallet was much needed, and nor would she have been aware it was a difficult time for me, with the looming prospect of losing my house to a mortgagee sale on top of it all.

Her act of kindness and honesty went further than just returning a wallet - she made my day a significantly better one because her actions took my mind off my worries.

I wished I had been able to give her a reward, but I could tell her only that good things always happened to good

I hope great things have come her way. 

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