A woman who lost her phone at Oliver Tambo airport experienced a lovely twist of fate when her phone was returned to her with everything intact.
Smaragda Louw was having a busy day trying to complete a number of tasks that left her scatterbrained. When she went to the bathroom at the airport in Gauteng, she forgot her phone and didn’t realise until about an hour later.
Smaragda says she only noticed that her phone was missing when she entered her car and couldn't connect to her bluetooth.
Panicked because her entire life was stored on the phone and being without it is a major hassle, Smaragda tried to trace it using the Find My Phone app.
Only an hour later, she found that her phone was in Tembisa, Briefly.co.za learned.
She called her phone hoping that whoever had it could return it. Smaragda says that when she called, she was greeted with the most beautiful and soothing voice. The woman who answered, Maphuthi had found her phone and was eager to return it as soon as possible.
Smaragda and Maphuthi agreed to meet to return the phone. Maphuthi even took a taxi to get to a shopping centre in Tembisa so Smaragda could meet her at a more convenient location.
Smaragda took to social media to thank Maphuthi for her kindness and warmth. She says talking to Maphuthi felt like catching up with an old friend.
Smaragda was scatterbrained because she had been at the East London Zoo protesting the cruelty done to animals, and was heading to Johannesburg Zoo.
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