Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Lost Wallet and Moment In Time

Here's a sweet tale that warmed my heart...

Rudolph R. Rester recently received his lost wallet - some 40 years after he left it in a jacket in a coat closet at the New York Times HQ where he worked. When he came back to collect his jacket at lunchtime his wallet was gone.

Fast forward four decades and Jose Cisneros, a security guard who now works in the same building, came across the wallet when he was investigating a void behind an unused window. It seems the thief had stashed the wallet there after making off with Rudolph's cash.

After searching high and low for the wallet's owner, the New York Times found Rudolph and returned his lost property. While the money was long gone, it still contained a glimpse into Rudolph's past - a snap of his wife posing in a 'real jaguar' stole, an Amex card so old is wasn't green, the only photo he had of his father who has passed away and even a clipping of Edward Kennedy's eulogy for his brother Robert Kennedy.

Here's a touching video of Rudolph's reunion with his wallet. Watch as he is taken back to a long-gone moment by the contents of his wallet.

Have you ever lost something and thought it was gone forever only to have it return? Is there something you've lost that you wish would come back?


  1. Ohh that is such a sweet story and Im going to watch the video too. Its so great that they managed to find him and give him his wallet. Amazing!!! I wish I could find my necklace I lost years ago. It used to belong to my gradmother and later on to my mother. It was a very special piece. Maybe one day, right? Kisses,sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Ruche GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in :)

  2. oh that is such an awesome story! loved the video too. it reminds me of the scene in amelie when she finds the box of small treasures from a boy in her bathroom wall and tracks him down to return it. only this story is true. how magical : ) xx

  3. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this story...thank you so, so much for posting this!!!

    Liesl :)

  4. This story is so beautiful. I found your blog through Liesl's. I'm so happy to be following you :)



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