Stranger Returns Mark Ruffalo's Lost Wallet

'Another point for the decency in people,' Ruffalo tweets

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 24, 2014 10:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mark Ruffalo has a new hero: a stranger by the name of Ross McHale. Ruffalo apparently lost his wallet in Chicago last week while in town to serve as a grand marshal at a race at Chicagoland Speedway, Us reports, and McHale just happened to find it. Though he didn't recognize the actor's name on the ID inside, he Googled it and stumbled across Ruffalo's Twitter account, TMZ reports. "I have your wallet. Found it in a cab in Chicago on Friday. Let me know the best way to get it back to you. Thanks," McHale tweeted at the Avengers star on Sunday.

Ruffalo replied, "thank you! Wow! Another point for the decency in people," and asked McHale to send him a private message. "You are a hero!" Ruffalo added. McHale tells TMZ, "If [Mark] ever finds my wallet I expect him to return the favor." And though TMZ reported Ruffalo didn't offer a reward, McHale later tweeted that claim was "false and misleading. He couldn't have been more gracious."

Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.
Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Mark Ruffalo arrives at the New York premiere of Begin Again on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York.
Mark Ruffalo arrives at the New York premiere of "Begin Again" on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.
Actor Mark Ruffalo arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Mark Ruffalo arrives at the New York premiere of Begin Again on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York.
Mark Ruffalo arrives at the New York premiere of "Begin Again" on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actor Mark Ruffalo leaves following the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.
Actor Mark Ruffalo leaves following the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from Begin Again.
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Begin Again."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Schwartz)
Actor Mark Ruffalo leaves following the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.
Actor Mark Ruffalo leaves following the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from Begin Again.
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Begin Again."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Schwartz)
Actor Mark Ruffalo leaves following the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.
Actor Mark Ruffalo leaves following the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from Begin Again.
This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Hailee Steinfeld, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Begin Again."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Schwartz)
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