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Returned Purse Renews Faith in Humanity

Women everywhere know the feeling: You reach for your purse, and it’s not there. It wasn’t stolen, probably, but you also don’t remember the last time you had it. Your mind races until you think of that one moment when you last saw your bag. 

That’s what happened to one Hazel Green woman when she left her purse in one of the carts before leaving. 

“I’m hoping someone here can help me,” Teresa Alleva wrote on Facebook. “Today I ran to Walmart in Hazel Green with my husband. I had 7,000 things on my mind, and when I returned my cart I had left my pocketbook in it. I cannot tell you the amount of tears driving back to Walmart knowing what a stupid thing I did and knowing my pocket book was gone. I could not go back in the store because my mask was in my pocketbook so my husband ran in to customer service to see if it was turned in. I cannot tell you the relief when I saw him walking out with it. I called Walmart to find out who brought it back in. They said one of their workers Dylan…. I wanted to give him a reward and let him know how much I appreciated it. But was told he can not accept money or gift cards or he can be fired. Of course that’s the last thing I want for this wonderful young man. If anyone knows Dylan, I want to put a gift bag together for him, and I’m gonna drop it on Friday while he’s working. Does anyone know what he likes? Or perhaps know what teenagers like? Dylan if you see this, I want you to know how much heartache and tears you have prevented for me. Your kindness is amazing and often not seen anymore. I cannot thank you enough!”

As luck would have it, Dylan’s mom saw the post and called her son out for his kindness. Kerri Clutts’ son, Dylan, works at the Hazel Green Walmart and was the one to find and rescue the pocketbook. 

“My heart is so full,” Kerri said. “I cried reading this, I’ve always tried to raise him to do the right things and to be an honest man. He’s a cart pusher and his brother works in grocery to go.”

Others chimed in telling Kerri how awesome her son was while Teresa was just happy she found the mysterious Dylan. 

“I debated on posting this, but I wanted everyone to know that there are still good people in this world,” Teresa said. “Your family is one of them!! The way the world is going right now, people need hope, and I want you to know your son, gave it to me tonight. “

Way to go, Dylan. We need more people like you. 

About the author


Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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