- Twitter user, Kwame Nyamekye, who uses the handle @kwame_kay, lost his wallet over a year ago
- A Good Samaritan tried several times through Facebook to reach him until he finally got in touch
- Nyamekye had money and his ID cards still intact when the wallet was returned to him
- Kwame’s inactivity on Facebook delayed the early retrieval of his wallet
A Twitter user has shared an indescribable moment on his timeline after he found a wallet 17 months after he lost it, under strange circumstances.
According to Gideon Kwame Nyamekye, who uses the handle @kwame_kay, he lost his wallet a year ago and as fate would have it, he retrieved it through a Good Samaritan on July 16 in a very interesting way that left him surprised.
After losing his wallet, a Good Samaritan by the name of Walid Abi-Karim found the wallet and tried on numerous occasions to reach out to the owner on Facebook.
In an interview with Kwame, he explained that he was extremely delighted to have found his wallet again, especially under such rare circumstances.
“I was ecstatic. Initially, I was just shocked by how it all played out, I mean… having a complete stranger call out your full name isn’t very usual. But I was just very happy, surprised and grateful to see my wallet again,” he said.
In an interview with citinewsroom.com, the Good Samaritan, Walid Abi-Karam, who found the wallet, disclosed that he returned the wallet because he wanted the world to know that honest people still exist.
“I just want the world to know that honest people are still around us. The wallet has been with me for 17 months. The first day I found the wallet, I opened and went through hoping to find his mobile number and call but I didn’t see his number, but I saw his ID cards and I realised he was a student of the University of Ghana.
"I checked his full name on his ID and I was convinced everybody likes Facebook and I searched him on Facebook hoping to find him. I sent him a message on Facebook but no response, I saw his sister on Facebook too and I sent her a message too, but there was no response…but some way somehow, I was convinced I will join the same car with him and I will give him his wallet just as he lost it,” he noted.
Walid also called on the public to always ensure they return missing items to their owners or ensure they report it to the police for the necessary action to be taken.
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