A teenage boy in Utah learned a couple different lessons earlier this month after an outing to an arcade parlor. First, don’t bring your entire life savings with you anywhere. And more importantly, there are some really, really, good, kind, and compassionate people out there.
Thirteen-year-old Karden Devenish had been doing yard work for months to save up enough money for a family fishing trip in Oregon later this summer. On July 6, he went to a local arcade parlor near his home in Spanish Fork to play some games, but brought the entire $80 he’d earned mowing lawns and pulling weeds.
At some point he lost his wallet, and after backtracking and looking around in vain, he left his phone number with the manager in hopes that someone would find and return it. When he returned home and told his mom about it, she logged on to the Spanish Fork Community News Facebook page and posted this appeal:
Several hours later, Nickel Mania called to let her know they had something for Karden, and his father rushed over, sure it was the missing wallet.
Instead, he was handed an envelope containing $120 from someone who’d read about Karden’s plight on Facebook. Along with the cash, the envelope contained a short note:
Buy a new wallet, fishing license, and have fun. I read what happened to you on Facebook, and had the same thing happen when I was younger. Good Luck.
P.S. If your wallet was returned, pay it forward with this.
Karden’s mom, Megan, posted an update that left many of her friends in tears:
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