Veteran Meets Twin Sisters Who Returned His Lost Wallet
He was so inspired by their kindness that he had to thank them in person.
Marc Walsh had fallen on hard times lately. He's a disabled Marine Corps veteran and he's been having trouble finding work. To top it off, he lost his wallet last week when he was walking home from the grocery store on Detroit's West Side.
“Really heartbroken, I really didn't know what to do," he told WJBK-TV .
Along with Walsh's military ID and credit cards, there was a couple hundred dollars in the wallet, money he was counting on to get him through the time he wasn't working.
Later that week, two 14-year-old twin sisters came across his wallet in the snow on their way home from school. After taking a look inside, Makhia and Makyla Vincent saw the cash and the military ID. They knew they had to return the wallet to its rightful owner asap.
The reason why? They're just great kids – also, their grandfather is a veteran, so they were thinking of him.
“I would hate if that was my granddad and that happened to him, so I knew we had to return it," Makyla said.
Mahkia and Makyla found out Walsh's address and when they saw he wasn't home, they left the wallet on the front porch. When his roommate called and let him know that his wallet had been found and was left on the front porch, he checked the security footage on his outdoor camera to see who saved the day.
When he saw that it was two young girls, he was surprised. He was so inspired by their act of kindness that he contacted WJBK to see if he could find the girls and personally thank them. The station arranged for a meeting at Walsh's home a few days later.
Walsh hugged the twins and told them what they did “renders his faith in humanity."
“I'm just so incredibly grateful and humbled," he said.
The girls smiled shyly when Marc handed them all of the cash he had in the wallet as a reward. They said they weren't expecting anything in return, and that it was just the right thing to do.
“I feel really happy and grateful that I could help somebody because I know other people could have kept the money," Makyla said.
Inspired by Mahkia and Makyla's act of kindness? You can follow their lead and show kindness to everyone you meet. While they didn't officially “meet" Walsh until after they returned his wallet, they didn't hesitate to do the right thing when they found it. If you find a wallet or a phone, why not take the extra step to get it back to its owner? You never know what someone's going through – a little bit of kindness might just change their life.
Let's #StartSomethingGood together.