This woman who I’ve never met made me feel better about the world

Racist rants on your bus, dodgy builders on your street, scammers on the internet… sometimes you just shake your head at humanity.

(And that’s before we even consider the meatier issues of war, famine and the persecution of the needy.)

This is Nikita.
This is Nikita.

But not today. Today I refuse to shake my head at humanity, and all because of the tiny (some might even say insignificant) actions of one woman I’ve never even met, Nikita.

When I stupidly left my wallet and iPhone — packed with photos, contacts and audio recordings — on a commuter train a few weeks ago, Nikita found it.

Did she hack my bank account? Sell my phone at Caribbean Gardens? Extort money from me?

No, she tracked me down on Facebook.

Unable to actually message me because of my insane privacy settings — hey, I remember what happened to Sandra Bullock in The Net — she went to a police station and handed in my belongings.

She then found my email address online and dropped me a note.

There are a lot of people in the world that aren’t evil, but are just plain indifferent. Or self interested. People who wouldn’t bother helping an old lady cross the road (or assisting a silly young man who’s lost his iPhone).

After all, what’s in it for them?

But, Nikita, you’re not one of those people.

Thank you for your good deed.

-RS

 

(Feature image via Ucwepn)

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