A ‘Feel Good Story’

by on February 6, 2019 · 4 comments

in Ocean Beach

The Old Broad Shares a Story About 2 of Her Foreign Language Students

I have been hosting foreign language students since 1992. They come to the US to learn English, and live with me during their stay here. I am now on my 521st student – and I have to tell you – I am so proud of Lea, from Switzerland, and her friend Serena, from Italy, that I have to share the story.

Yesterday Lea and Serena found a wallet on B Street in Downtown San Diego.  It wasn’t just any wallet; it had 24 credit cards, a driver’s license, and $400 in cash in it.  They took it to an authority – not quite sure if it was a police officer or not – but they were directed to someplace else.  It was late, and Lea brought it home.


During breakfast this morning she was telling us about it and I told her to leave it here; I called a police officer I knew and left a message for him to return my call.  In the meantime, I began searching for the person that lost the wallet.  After a 4 hour search I did find her, and called her to let her know the wallet had been found.

She had been on vacation here and was already back home in Laguna Nigel.  She was overwhelmed with gratitude and emotion when I told her it was found.  She is on her way back to San Diego to pick it up.

Lea is only 19 years old; Serena is 26.  Four hundred dollars is a lot of money, particularly to a student.  I am so proud of her and Serena.  They did the right thing (and I happen to know that they will be given a reward when the wallet is picked up later today.)  They should both be congratulated for their honesty; for their concern; and for doing the right thing without any thought of a reward.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Candy Ruthven February 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

Judi, This is a wonderful feel good story. It’s wonderful that Lea & Serena did the right thing.


OB Mercy February 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Thanks, we needed to hear this. Their parents taught them well!


fstued February 8, 2019 at 8:34 am

Kudos to the 2 girls and their good vibes. May good karma follow them for doing the right thing


Gilbert E Field February 10, 2019 at 1:27 pm


Congrats on housing such honest students !


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