On Wednesday, a sign recognizing Sooke as a compassionate community by the international compassionate organization was unveiled at the kiosk in the town centre.
While riding my trike to the unveiling ceremony, I lost my wallet. I presumed it fell out of my pocket. I was very distraught, first looking everywhere for it, and then spending the afternoon unsuccessfully working on what I had to do to replace all pieces of identification I had in my wallet.
Early in the evening a gentleman came to my door and said a friend of his had found my wallet on the street and he gave me my wallet!
I was so overwhelmed with surprise and gratitude I forgot to ask the person’s name who gave me the wallet and the name of the friend who found it. The small reward I gave him to give to his friend was was nothing compared to the grief he had spared me.
I would like very much to learn who these people are so I can personally thank them again.
This compassionate act of kindness and honesty by two strangers is certainly a wonderful example for us all to emulate and it demonstrates that Sooke is indeed a compassionate community.
- Unveiling of the Compassionate Charter declaration, Sooke Kiosk
- A similar kindness: LETTER: Young hero finds wallet, immediately returns it to its rightful owner – 2017