If 2020 was not your cup of tea, don’t worry. Not a lot of people would consider this year their favorite. However, for Sean Currey and Evelyn Topper, the end of the year seemed a little brighter than most.
Evelyn Topper thought everything was lost when she couldn’t find her wallet. One minute, she bought a latte and a boba tea for her and her granddaughter at a coffee shop near home. The next minute, she lost everything she owns: her driver’s license, Medicare card, credit, and debit cards.
But her depression didn’t last long. The next day, Evelyn got a call from Sean Currey, a homeless man in the neighborhood. He told her that he had found her wallet while dumpster diving the day before.
There was no cash in the wallet, but all of the cards were there. His friend suggested they should use the credit cards before the owner cancels the cards. But Sean refused and decided to contact Evelyn instead.
Sean said, “I did it because I got a heart. That’s the way I was brought up.”
Evelyn couldn’t contain her excitement and kept screaming at the top of her lungs. However, the story didn’t end there.
Evelyn’s granddaughter, Mikayla Gounard, was having a birthday coming up. She wanted people to donate money for her presents so she could contribute it to a good cause. Since she just heard about the good deed Sean Currey did, she knew right away that he deserved this donation.
After collecting hundreds of dollars for her birthday, Mikayla and her mom gave it all to Sean Currey. He received the envelope and expressed that he was humbled.
“I’m just blessed. It’s hard to express words for it. I’m at a loss. I’m warmed by it, 100%.”
What can you do today to show kindness?
When you do nice things to others, you don’t do it expecting anything. You do it because it’s a decent thing to treat others how you would be treated. Sometimes, your kindness finds its way back to you and brightens your day instead. Let this be a reminder to us all that when you do good, you receive good.
If you decided to do or know of an act of kindness, email [email protected] so we could share it with everyone.