Kid Returns Man’s Lost ID With the Greatest Note Ever Written

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As I always say when I get the chance to write articles like these, stories like these make me love my job just a little bit more. A guy posted on Reddit yesterday about how he lost his driver’s license and that it had been recently returned to him. What makes this story something special though is the friendly note that came with the man’s returned ID from the kid who had found his license.

A clearer picture of the note can be found at the bottom of the page, but just in case, for people who maybe can’t make out what it’s saying for some reason, here’s an exact transcription of the note:

Dear Mr.,

I found your driver license on the street and so I thought that you will relly need it back. So I thought this would be the nice thing to do. And I hope that when you see something like this you will do the samething.



Reading or hearing about simple acts of kindness like this, whether it’s raising money so that your school’s janitor can go and visit his son and grandchild or leaving massive tips at restaurants because you hope it might make someone’s day better or inspire them to do something similar, always put a smile on my face and challenge me to be a better person. I know it’s cheesy and overly sentimental, but could you imagine if all people had this type of instinctual goodness about them? The world would be such a better place.

But, for now, I’m just happy that kids like Steven are out there, and I hope they never change.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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2 thoughts on “Kid Returns Man’s Lost ID With the Greatest Note Ever Written

  1. Hey, Chris. My name is Jacob. I’m the guy who lost his license in this story. Just wanted to let you know Steven is a special needs/autism spectrum kid. I know your heart is in the right place, but I don’t think it’s super nice that you point out his spelling errors and handwriting. He is an awesome kid, and his kind act shouldn’t be met with that kind of criticism.

    • Hey Jacob. Glad you got to see the article here, my man. It’s an awesome story and Steven seems like a great kid just from reading his letter. Before this job, I actually worked with kids on the autism spectrum at my college (we have a special center on campus devoted to helping individuals with ASD) and got notes like this written to me from some of the kids. They always made my day better. That’s why I love this story so much – it reminded me of my work there and of how, most of the time, it’s the kids in the world who notice the little things in life and see the big picture a whole lot better than we ever do. Thanks again for posting the photo to Reddit and for letting us share it with even more people. I wish both you and Steven the best!

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