My girlfriend and I were at the grocery store recently, and her wallet was stolen from our cart. Of course, we were both very upset at the time, for she works in a pizza shop and I had dropped most of my savings into buying our very own house. A few hours after we got back home, the grocery store manager called and notified us that the wallet had been turned in. Her cash in the amount of $230 was of course not there. At least they left her Social Security card and license. About five days later, I was delivering to a grocery store in a sketchy part of town for my job. I happened to glance over in a cart that was beside where I parked my truck. And there sat a woman's wallet in the back of it. I picked it up, of course thinking of what had happened to my girlfriend's wallet. A quick thought of just taking the thing flew across my train of thought. Immediately after, my parent's and grandparent's voices popped in my head and told me otherwise. Turns out the wallet belonged to a single mother that came back in the grocery store looking for it (No doubt worried to death, it was just before Christmas). I'm not telling this story to toot my own horn. I would just like other parents to know that the examples you set for children can really make a difference.
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