Two teen girls are being praised by a local veteran after stumbling upon the man’s wallet and returning it to his apartment undisturbed.
Marc Walsh, of Detroit, Mich., was making his way home from the grocery store on Jan. 8 when he realized that he no longer had his wallet — which contained his driver’s license, his military ID and a couple hundred dollars. The disabled marine vet told WJBK that the money was the hardest loss, since it’s become extremely difficult for him to find work. Fortunately, the pair of 14-year-olds who came across the wallet seemed to understand that.
“I read the veteran’s card,” Makayla Vincent explained to the local Detroit outlet about finding the wallet. “I would hate if that was my granddad and it happened to him, so I was like, ‘We need to return it.'”
Makayla and her twin sister Makhia have a grandfather who is also a veteran, and so could relate to Walsh’s situation; after looking at the address on the driver’s license, they went to return it. Walsh wasn’t home at the time, but when his roommate notified him that the wallet reappeared, they checked the footage from security cameras outside.
“When I went back to look at the video, just completely shocked to see two kids that age being the ones to return it,” Walsh told the WJBK. “Honestly, it’s just really truly heartwarming.”
And although he wasn’t able to identify the Vincent sisters at the time, Walsh ultimately got in touch with Makayla and Makhia, and even gave them the cash in the wallet as a reward.
“I’m so incredibly grateful,” Walsh said. “Just so incredibly grateful, and humbled.”
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