On our way home from the zoo in Saigon, my wallet dropped out of my pocket onto the road as I was riding along. I am not sure where. But when I got back to our hostel I noticed it was gone. Needless to say I was upset. I wasnt sure if I got pick pocketed or if it fell out. I had my gopro on my helmet that entire ride home so I had a look at the footage to see if I could see any way it would have fallen out.(a bit of a stretch I know) But with no luck. In my wallet I had a prepaid credit card with $12 on it, my NZ drivers license and 200,000 (About $10 NZD) it also had the ownership papers for the bike. (A small card called a blue card) which basically, when I have it in my possession means I own it.
I then called the bloke we bought the bikes off, John, and told him what happened. He basically said I wouldnt be able to sell the bike for much now and couldnt leave the country with it. So I would have to buy another bike when we got to Lao or Cambodia. I then called New Zealand to cancel my credit card and found the form I would need for a new license…
My phone started ringing. It was John. He told me when I called him he was with a client looking for a bike, who heard my predicament and when he got home to his hotel he told a lady there the story. It just ao happens that lady, that one particular lady had found a wallet on the road with a kiwi guys license in it!!?! So he managed to get her number and gave it to me. I couldnt believe it! I called her up immediately, she just said “what is your name?” I said Nathan Reynolds. “Natan
john Reynolds?” Yes! I said, and she told me she saw it fall out of my pocket onto the road right in front of her. She told me we could meet up the next day and she would give it to me. I was so happy! I tell you, there are good people on this rock we call earth. And in a city with 7.4 million people, she happened to hear my story through 2 other people. Absolutely incredible! God is good!
I met up with her this morning and got the wallet with everything in it. She was so lovely, she had to leave work and ride to district 1, she didn’t want me to come to her. And she didn’t seem suprised at all at this whole situation. She didn’t want me to pay her anything to say thank you. I gave her a hug and she was off, just like that.