In an example of the true spirit of the North Shore community, a Good Samaritan who found a wad of cash on the street went to the effort to find its rightful owner earlier this week.
Instead of the usual crime releases, North Vancouver RCMP took to Twitter to share a little good news on April 27.
The Good Samaritan was near Lloyd Avenue and Marine Drive when they spotted a bundle of cash, of more than $500, with a receipt attached stating that the funds were designated for social assistance.
“This kind soul went to work to try and locate its rightful owner,” North Vancouver RCMP wrote on Twitter. “She went out of her way to check the nearby North Van businesses and Social Assistance office, where she was successful!”
pt. 2: This kind soul went to work to try and locate its rightful owner - she went out of her way to check the nearby #NorthVan businesses and Social Assistance office, where she was successful! She then contacted us to return the money on her behalf. We love a happy ending!— North Vancouver RCMP (@nvanrcmp) April 27, 2021
The woman then contacted the RCMP to return the money on her behalf, leading to a happy ending for all involved.
Sgt. Peter DeVries, spokesman for North Vancouver RCMP, said the act of kindness was a reflection of the North Vancouver community as a whole.
“I think, for the most part, people in our community are the type of people who wouldn't think twice about returning belongings or cash that belong to someone else,” he said. “And, if anything, I think this is just an example of the kind of community that we have in North Vancouver.
“It's reassuring to us when we see our fellow Canadians upholding our Canadian values of kindness and honesty.”