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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 17, 2019


Screenshot from an online video shows the scavenger at a wholesale market in Foshan.

Scavenger walks 1.5 km to return lost wallet

A scavenger in Foshan city, Guangdong province, found a lost wallet and returned it with a thoughtful note.

His good deed was captured Sept 11 on a video, in which the scavenger can be seen collecting waste paper with two woven bags at a wholesale market in the city. He spotted a wallet nearby, picked it up and waited around. But the owner didn't show up.

So, while carrying two bags of waste, he walked 1.5 kilometers to the local police station and left the wallet with a note to the security guard.

According to the note shown in the video, inside the wallet was 1,305 yuan, eight bank cards, an ID card and a driver's license. "I reported it to the security guard of the market, and asked if I could find the owner through broadcasting. But there wasn't a broadcast service in the market. So I must trouble you (police officers) to help find the owner. Thank you," the note reads.

Thanks to this man, local police quickly found the owner and returned the wallet to him.

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