Video doorbells are great. You can capture video evidence of attempted break-ins, communicate with deliverymen when you’re not at home, or, in the case of one Colorado family, you can make the kids who returned a wallet stuffed with cash go viral to thank them.
In an era where most kids are glued to their smartphones, looking at Lord-knows-what, bullying their peers and trying to snort condoms for social media shares, it’s nice to know there are still kids out there not only being instilled with good values, but acting on them.
Fox News reports on this awesome story:
While riding their bicycles, a group of Colorado children discovered a wallet with $700 by the road. But instead of keeping the cash, the kids were caught on camera returning it to its rightful owner.
“We found your wallet outside of your car, and we just thought we would give it back to you so … I’m going to put it over here so no one takes any money,” one of the children said when a doorbell camera prompted them to leave a message.
The kids, from Aurora, placed the wallet near the house, out of shot of the camera, and scurried off with their bikes.
The wallet belonged to Nigel Drake, and when his dad saw the doorbell footage, he posted it to social media in an attempt to find and thank the kids. It has since gone viral – raking in more than 2,000 shares and 125,000 views.
As I write this, the views have jumped up to 274,000.
Unbelievable how far this has gone. Thank you all for the positive comments about these wonderful kids!!!Update: Looks like this may be on 9news at 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM tonight. 7/25/18.Update: The mother of two of the kids has contacted me. Two news stations have also been in contact. I forwarded their information on to the mother so she can contact them if she likes. What a nice lady, such great kids!!!This happened last Wednesday, 7/18/18 at my house in Aurora Colorado. If this doesn’t renew or at least refresh your faith in humanity you need help. These kids are amazing, we would love to find them to reward them and thank them. Their parents should be so proud of them. Any help finding them would be great.
Posted by Jamie Carlton on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
It’s adorable how surprised and confused the kids look when the video doorbell comes on, and hilarious how one of them says “your welcome!” before the other “thank you!” as they run off to go on with their bike riding.
Good on these parents for getting their kids out in the fresh air as well as teaching them to respect private property and to help people out when they can.
Oh, and Fox News did find out who two of the children were, and their reasoning for their act is pretty awesome:
Two of the children have been identified as Haylie Wenke, 13, and her six-year-old little brother Reagan.
Haylie Wenke said she knows that “if you see something that someone left or dropped, just to always give it back and do the right thing.”
Reagan Wenke said he already has money in his piggy bank.
Sounds like both the Wenke kids are going to grow up to be very decent adults, and we’re happy to see we can have some faith in future generations.