Good Samaritans

I believe it's really the people who make our trips special.

  • May 20, 2020

A few days into our US trip, we went to Washington DC to explore the city. The city was quite amazing with its rich history and beautiful infrastructures. But at the end of the day, you’re always reminded that it’s the people that make it special.

We were about to have lunch when I noticed my cellphone was missing. PANIC STRUCK! We retraced our steps to check where I might have left it. We used “Find my iPhone” to check whether we can trace it. After a long process, we were able to track my phone and followed it around the city for more than 20 minutes. I’ve almost lost hope. I was assuming the worst, someone might have snagged my phone and have no plans of returning it, someone might have picked it up and left the city.

My brother kept on pushing me to continue looking and just when I was about to give up, the phone stopped moving and we were able to catch up with it. There were 2 prospects of who had my phone, a group of construction guys at my right, and a couple in front of me. I locked eyes with the girl in front of me and right there and then I KNEW! I knew she had my phone, I waved my arm and she waved back! I ran towards her shouting: Do you have my phone? She lifted my phone and asked if it was mine.

We laughed so hard. She gave me my phone and I shakily thanked her and her brother for keeping it. They found my phone at the food truck area and waited for us to return for it but no one came. They saw that we were tracking the phone but they needed to keep moving as they were with a tour so they just tried to stop whenever they can so we can keep up with them. They’ve been waiting for us to find them! Just when I thought someone might have left with my phone, they were right here waiting for me to find them!

My only regret was not taking a photo with them. They were in such a hurry as they were also tourists going around the city and need to leave within the day. I had lost all hope and then these 2 angels came to my rescue. What are the chances of me finding my phone again? It was so crazy. It goes to show you that life is unpredictable and there are always good people out there.

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