Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Good Samaritan

Some of you may remember this post from May...JC and Brendan went with friends to Boston to see the Red Sox play for the boys' 10th birthdays.

This is a photo of the boys prior to take off...on the way to Boston:
CLT

Brendan is playing his BRAND NEW iTouch that he received for his birthday from me and JC.

Well...

on the way home from Boston, Brendan lost his iTouch in the frenzy to go to the bathroom and board the plane bound for NC. He did not realize this until they were in flight. Once home, they searched EVERY bag and NO iTouch. Brendan was one sad kid.

About a month after that Boston trip, JC got a call at his dental practice from a Captain in the Air Force. She had found Brendan's iTouch at that gate in Boston!!!!

Get this...JC decided to have Brendan's iTouch engraved since he ordered it from Apple. He didn't put Happy Birthday Brendan or We Love You Brendan...he simply put his first and last name. How random...that's a dad for you. However, that is exactly what saved this iTouch!

This very sweet lady knew that the plane before hers was bound for Charlotte so when she returned from her trip, she "g**gled" our last name and Charlotte, NC (which we live almost two hours away from, BTW).

One of the first hits was for JC's dental practice. Unbelievable.

Anyway, after a lot of back and forths and deployments and a lost package by F*d Ex, Brendan's iTouch showed up at JC's practice the week after Labor Day...4 months after B lost the iTouch.

This is the letter she sent in the package:
B itouch letter
How's that for a Good Samaritan?

B itouch

We are very thankful for people like Captain S. I am praying this lesson sticks with Brendan...to do the right thing!

7 comments:

Sally...4 boys + 1 princess.. said...

Wow, that is awesome. what a great lesson. Shouldn't doing the right thing always be the first thing we do...in this day and age, i think it is the last for many people.

Jo said...

How sweet of the Captain to not only do the right thing but also to use the experience as a teachable moment. I'm sure Brendan will carry this forward. He has a big heart ~ seen in his need to help after the hurricane!

Jo

Laura said...

Wow that story gives me chills! What a great story and how nice of her to do all of that. I love the note that she sent with it too! How great!

Love Being A Nonny said...

That's the most awesome letter I have read in a long time. Brendan will never forget it!!!! Wow!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

How wonderful!!! I love this story...what a life lesson.

Charlie's Mama and Papa said...

Wow! That's a great life lesson! AND GO SOX!!!

3 Peanuts said...

What a GREAT story. I had Harry's name engraved in his and he lost it about 3-4 months ago (after having it 2 and 1/2 years though). it still bums me out that no one has returned it.

Glad your story ended well.

Kim

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