Too often we hear stories of stolen phones and how even sometimes they end up recovered after the thief accidentally uses it on social media. Not often do you hear a heartwarming story like this that tells the exact opposite tale of how a lost cellphone made its way back to its proper owner, showing that kindness still exists in this world.
It all started with a bouncy bike and a loose Velcro pouch. Architecture graduate Kim Ho wrote on her blog KYM4 how her friend didn't tell her he was putting his phone in the pouch on her bike.
"[We] had an amazing few hours biking along the country side," she wrote. But there were "lots of bumpy windy gravel roads on our route" and therefore "lots of opportunity to lose a wallet or phone."
When the pair returned home, they learned of the cellphone's lost status via -- you guessed it -- social media. Instead of someone putting incriminating selfies on Facebook from their newly acquired phone, there was an Instagram video waiting for the cellphone owner from a group of creative -- and honest -- kids.
"We found your phone." (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
"We found your phone," the kids say, instructing the owner to "call this phone."
Of course, they couldn't resist showing off a few of their moves at the skate park.
These kids found a phone that bounced out of a pouch while Ho was biking over rough terrain. They filmed a video showing some of their moves at the skate park in a message to the owner telling them how to pick up the lost device. (Images via YouTube video screenshot)
They even give instructions to come and get it.
Watch the uplifting 16-second message:
Ho wrote that she and her friend called the number and were told to meet the kids at the local park.
"No harm done to the phone, they just wanted to give it back to its rightful owner! They could have sold the phone, made some good coin and continued skating, but they didn't. Instead they took a few goofy pictures and filmed this sweet video," Ho wrote.
"I have to commend them on their creativity, their playfulness, and their honest nature- totally feeling inspired today about all the good folks in this world. All smiles."
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