A GROUP of ‘good samaritan’ youngsters have been praised after returning the cash-filled wallet of a man who lost it while praying in a park.
David Price told the Mail that he had had his ‘faith in humanity restored’ after the seven youngsters handed back his wallet, £200, and all its contents which he misplaced while out and about with his two young sons.
Mr Price, who is a devout Muslim, has now launched an appeal to find the group so he can take them out for a meal to say ‘thank you’.
He said: “I still cannot believe what this fantastic group of lads have done.
“Society is so quick to bemoan antisocial youths and the yob culture that there is today, but this incident has been such a refreshing change for me.
“Me and my two boys went on a walk from our home in Edmonton Place, in Winshill, to the Tesco Express in Brizlincote Valley.
“While on our way back, it got to the time of day when I have to do my evening prayers.
“So I stopped off at a park on the way back to do them and while this was taking place my phone rang.
“One of my sons got it out and answered it and, unbeknown to me, my wallet had also fallen out.
“I did not realise and, after dropping my kids off at home, I had to go out and run some errands.
“During this time, the group of youngsters arrived at my house and handed it back to my wife with everything in it.
“What makes the story even better is that I lost my wallet and had it returned without me even knowing it had gone missing. It was such a good deed.
“My wife gave them £10 but I do not think this enough for this act of kindness and I would like to thank the group by offering to pay for a meal for them.”
Mr Price, who is 54 and works as a business consultant for charities, has now issued an appeal for the group who found his wallet last week to come forward.
Anyone with information is urged to call Rob Smyth on 01283 524860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org