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Dad has ‘faith in humanity restored’ as stranger tracks down home address to return wallet


Andy Hough, from Bromborough, Merseyside, had his wallet returned by a stranger after an evening out at Freddie’s Bar, in New Ferry. Mr Hough, a support worker and HGV driver, had returned home when a man knocked on his house door to return the goods to him, in an act which left him “speechless”.

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Mr Hough explained that he’d attended the bar for a leaving get-together with work friends from Autism Together, and didn’t realise he’d lost the wallet.

He explained: “I’d brought my son Max with me because we were getting picked up afterwards, so I could drop my girlfriend off in Moreton.

“When I’d left Freddie’s, I packed the pram and other bits into the boot of the car then dropped off my girlfriend when I’d gotten home there was a knock on the door.

“My instant first thought was ‘what have I done’ and I said ‘yes is everything alright?’”

“He told me I’d dropped my wallet outside his house near Freddie’s bar and he’d come with his partner to drop it as he got my address off my license.”

Mr Hough was surprised by the kind act, as the “tall” stranger had driven out of his way to return the wallet just as a gesture of kindheartedness.

He said: “I was so grateful as my bank cards plus my driver’s cards were in it.

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Mr Hough spoke about his experience in a Facebook group, and shared his gratitude for the positive experience in his community.

He said: “I couldn’t thank him enough, What honest people he and his partner are. Genuinely thank you.”

The post received an enormous amount of praise with more than 1,500 likes and dozens of comments including one that referred to the act as “wonderful”.

One Facebook user said: “This is absolutely fantastic to be reading instead of all the negative rubbish that has been going round”.

While another said: “What a true gentleman and a hero too don’t get many of them these days. Amazing news needs to spread the good news instead of hearing bad news all the time.”

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