Man Finds Lost Wallet, Returns It in the Best Way

Todd Brown found it on a Frontier flight, and made the contents more valuable
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2018 11:57 AM CST
Updated Dec 1, 2018 8:40 AM CST
This is a file photo of a wallet that (yes, we realize) contains more than $100.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – It's that most terrifying of moments: when you realize you lost your wallet, which holds your ID, a signed paycheck, your debit card, and $60. For Hunter Shamatt, that mishap has the most heartwarming of endings. The 20-year-old was en route to his sister's Vegas wedding when he deplaned in Denver without his wallet. It came back to him, with this note: "Found this on a Frontier flight from Omaha to Denver-row 12, seat F wedged between the seat and wall. Thought you might want it back. All the best. TB PS: I rounded your cash up to an even $100 so you could celebrate getting your wallet back. Have fun!!!"

A Facebook post from Shamatt's mom noted the envelope's return address listed Applied Underwriters of Omaha. Yahoo Lifestyle reports the company's brand manager reached out to employee TB—that's Todd Brown—and put him in contact with a very grateful Shamatt and his mom. As for Brown's motivation for slipping in some extra cash, he tells Yahoo, "I was 20 once, and that's a lot of money for a kid." It's also a sort of habit: "When I send my mom a card, I still put a dollar in there because it feels good when you open it." (This lost wallet wasn't found for a long time.)

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