Children aren’t great spellers when they first learn how to write and Daniel Boyd was no exception.
That’s why the 7-year-old’s dad, Mike, kept a note in his wallet saying ‘I lave my dad’ for the past two years, despite “love” being spelled incorrectly.
“[Daniel] wrote little messages on pieces of paper when he was learning how to write and Mike thought this one was so cute,” Joanie Boyd told ABC News today.
So when Mike lost his wallet Saturday night at the Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia, the couple cared more about the priceless note than the cash and credit cards.
“We got to the car and my husband realized it was gone. We immediately started calling and started cancelling the [credit] cards,” she said.
She thought the wallet and the note were gone for good until she picked up the mail on Tuesday morning. There was a package with no return address and no note, but with Mike’s wallet inside.
“It was addressed to my husband’s full name. Nobody calls him ‘junior’ unless it’s legal documents. I was blown away. Everything was in there -- the note, the money, the credit cards, everything,” she said.
“In today’s day and age, nobody does that anymore,” she added.
Joanie Boyd now believes the previously anonymous good Samaritan was Jennifer Grasso, something she said she discovered after getting a response to a thank you note she posted on ABC station WPVI’s Facebook page.
“I just wanted to find the person and thank them," Joanie Boyd said. "The girl’s boyfriend first contacted me and said they found it on the ground in parking lot D so they handed it to a police officer."
“I’m assuming the police sent it back, but nobody else would’ve known what parking lot we were in, so it has to be them,” she added.
Grasso did not immediately respond to a Facebook message seeking comment.
The Philadelphia Police Department said it could not confirm whether or not it sent back the wallet.
The Boyds are now using the experience as a way to teach their sons a life lesson.
“The girl and her boyfriend just did the right thing,” Joanie Boyd said. “We’re trying to tell our boys that just because you find something, it doesn’t mean it’s yours.”