We can hardly live without our phones so imagine losing it–a personal possession from your hard earned money with your contacts, photos, memos and other important files all gone in a snap. Quite not the best situation anyone would want but this story of a 12-year-old boy tells us otherwise–that even the worst things in life can teach us the greatest lessons.
It started when a 16-year-old Shaunnah Hickinbottom left her cell phone on a train in Birmingham just a few weeks ago. It could have ended just like that or worst, we’ll assume that a stranger might found the phone and decided not to return it.
Luckily, the stranger was Josh Brown, a 12-year-old boy who didn’t think twice when he left the phone in Selly Oak ticket office so the owner can retrieve it. He even answered a call from Hickinbottom’s mother prior to that and was asked to leave his address but the boy left this note instead.
According to the Daily Mail, the mother and daughter were ‘choked’ and moved by the letter that they started the search for Josh in social media which began his unexpected yet well deserved Facebook stardom. Not long after, a friend of Josh’s mother happened to read the post and after confirming that it was him, they were able to finally find their good Samaritan. On the other hand, Hickinbottom was grateful about the what happened that she started doing little acts of kindness herself.
It was the right thing to do. ‘My dad always says “What goes around comes around” and if I lost my phone I would like to think someone would do the same to me.’–Josh (Mirror)
What an inspiration to everyone especially to the young ones. His parents must be so proud of him. They should be commended for raising such an amazing and honest kid.
My take homes, ‘Honesty, still is the best policy’ and remember to always ‘pay it forward.’ What about yours? Comment or share this to your friends if you find the story inspiring.
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture