When Hunter Shamatt lost his wallet on a recent flight, he never thought he’d see it again. He was on his way to his sister’s wedding in Las Vegas and his wallet had his ID, $60 cash, a debit card, and a signed paycheck inside. He feared it was gone forever, but then he got a package in the mail with the wallet and a note inside.
The note reads: “Found this on a Frontier flight from Omaha to Denver-row 12, seat F wedged between the seat and wall. Thought you might want it back. All the best. PS: I rounded your cash up to an even $100 so you could celebrate getting your wallet back. Have fun!!!”
The note was only signed T.B., but the good samaritan has since been identified as Todd Brown, a father of five who wanted to make sure Hunter got his missing wallet back, with a little bonus cash. He says “I saw he was just a kid, 20 years old, he had a paycheck in there, so I figured, ‘Well, he’s doing his best to make ends meet,’ but I was 20 once, and that’s a lot of money for a kid,” Brown said.
“I just wanted to do the right thing, it always feels good to do the right thing,” Brown says. “It’s really not that hard to be a good person.”
Todd declined to be photographed for this story but Hunter shared a photo of his letter.