I lost my wallet this past weekend! Filled with a couple hundred in cash, credit cards, health insurance, driver’s license, etc. Not good!
Well. I received a call this morning from CELEBRATION CINEMA. Apparently I dropped my wallet at the theatre after a late showing of the new James Bond flick.
Racing across town & in arriving to the theatre early this afternoon, the general manager (Chris) met me at the door. In brief, he explained that one of his employees had found my wallet & turned it in to management. Management locked the wallet in the safe & there it rested for the last 48hrs
while I frantically tore apart my home, car, office looking for that darn thing.
To confirm identity he retrieved my belongings from the lock box, asked a few questions regarding the contents & he then handed me the long-lost wallet.
Upon immediate inspection…
Everything was just as I had left it Saturday evening! All cash, cards & personal items untouched. Everything. Incredible.
I profusely thanked Chris & his team. But, to Chris, he didn’t seem surprised, just appreciative of my thanks – they hire great men & women, train them well, set firm expectations around service, & management leads from the front. Chris offered me a handshake & bag of popcorn for my inconvenience. I declined the popcorn, but certainly accepted the handshake (when I really wanted to just give him a big hug!).
I write this post of my experience to share the message: In vast majority, folks are just waiting to do unto you as they’d hope you do unto them. Strangers (to you) really want to pay forward thoughtful acts of kindness. Good, honest, & caring individuals are out there – in fact, there’s millions of them. People just like you. So, open your hearts this week. Employ a degree of trust in your fellow man. And, allow your faith to be rewarded.
And, if you have a chance to attend Celebration Cinema in the near future, thank them again, for me.