Man praised for keeping lost bag safe and returning it to owner

Man praised for keeping lost bag safe and returning it to owner

- Jan Steyn lost his bag while riding his bike recently

- It had his cash, credit cards, cellphone, ID, and passport

- Peter, who saw the bag drop, kept it safe and even drove to hand it over to Jan

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An honest man has won praise for keeping a lost bag safe and returning it to its owner intact recently.

Jan Steyn, the owner of the bag, shared the heartwarming story on his Facebook page, Briefly.co.za gathered.

He said he mistakenly dropped the bag while riding from work on his bike. Peter, who saw the bag drop, flashed his truck's lights at Jan, who nevertheless didn't notice.

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Peter then stopped his truck, picked up the bag, and continued with his journey. Jan later realised that his bag was missing. He explained:

Inside this bag was my wallet with about R600, my cellphone, my ID, my passport, my favourite pens, all my credit and debit cards; in short, my whole life!!

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Jan called his cellphone and Peter picked up. He gave Jan his own cellphone number and name. He also assured him that the bag and its contents were intact.

To Jan's surprise, Peter even offered to drive to an agreed meeting place in Benoni to hand over the bag. He said:

He asked me to check and verify that all is in place! I did not because I knew it is!! What a man! What integrity! What honesty! What an example to mankind!! Thank you Peter. Once again! You are an example a a good person! A Christian! A child of God!!!

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Jan's post has inspired many South Africans who have seen it. It has already been shared over 8,000 times. Commenters also applauded Peter for his honesty.

Gregory Fred wrote, "There are still good people out there. Blessings brother."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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