I Don’t Know You, But I Love You.

You know that Google+ commercial where the dad loses his phone with all his baby pictures on it?

Last night, that happened to me.

I was in the street– searching desperately– as the Lost Phone Panic started to wash over me, when I heard a woman’s voice.

“Did you lose a phone?”


“I found it. Right there, under the tire. I tried to call your parents, but they didn’t answer. So I dropped it off at the Sprint Store. There were a lot of baby pictures on it, and your dad sent you a lot of texts– something about ‘pie?'”

I’d never met her before. She was there in the street unloading her groceries at the exact same moment I was out looking. She drove my phone to a Sprint Store. She saved my Posey Pictures.

This afternoon, I dropped off some flowers at the building I’m 95% sure is hers. I hope she got them. It’s so wonderful to know that there are people out there whose first instinct is to help out a stranger.

Thank You, Anna.

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Know You, But I Love You.

  1. We are reading To Kill a Mockingbird, and when Jem and Scout discover two slicked up Indian head pennies in the knot in in the tree, they wonder what the right thing is to do with them. So, I shared your story for a modern day example. Sadly, my class agreed that the lady who found your phone and returned it is the minority of the population these days, but hopefully having had this discussion in class, my students will follow in her, Jem, and Scout’s example one day.

    • Wow- great idea! I was floored she did it. In fact, even Sprint never got in touch with me to let me know they had it. I don’t even think I would have thought to brought it there.

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