Father Teaches Daughter Life Lesson After They Find Nurse's Wallet
Perhaps one of the more frustrating things in life is when a person loses their wallet.
All the hassle that comes with having to shut off bank cards, contact the bank and put an alert on one’s credit report can make such a situation feel like a battle to keep everything safe.
One very blessed woman found herself in a situation where her wallet came looking for her…sort of.
Terrance Sessions and his daughter, Jayla Bellam, were enjoying some father-daughter time together on Sunday afternoon.
They stopped at a Marathon gas station near their home in South Carolina when Sessions saw an item in the middle of the road that he knew was of some serious significance. It was someone’s wallet.
Sessions apparently saw this moment as an opportunity he could use as a teachable moment with his school age daughter. He wanted to impress upon her the concept of integrity and doing the right thing. So rather than just leaving it on the ground or taking it into the store, he decided to go the extra mile.
Upon looking inside for identification, he noticed that the owner of the wallet only lived 10 minutes away. He told his daughter that they were going to hand-deliver the wallet to the owner. He wanted her to know how easy it is to just do the right thing.
He rang the door bell repeatedly when there wasn’t an immediate response. A doorbell camera captured photos of the visit.
It turns out the owner was a nurse. She had apparently just gotten home from a long day at work. A Facebook post indicated that she had been sleeping at the time Sessions and his daughter showed up at her home to return her wallet, and she wanted to thank them for their honesty and kindness.
“She was confused too because she didn’t know, but it was kind of like a life lesson,” Sessions told WMBF. “Since her mom passed away, I’ve just been trying to teach her little simple stuff to do when she gets older so she can stick with it when she’s not around me.”
Sessions said he was amazed at how many people contacted him to let him know how wonderful they thought his actions were.
“You know, no matter what color you are, no matter what, just do the right thing,” Sessions said. “There is one person looking down from above so it’s always good to teach my daughter to do the right thing.”