FIREFIGHTER Phil Pedley says he’s had his faith in human kindness returned after his wallet was returned to him only 90 minutes after he lost it.
Mr Pedley, who is also the deputy captain of the North West Brigade of the Rural Fire Service, lost his wallet at lunch time on Wednesday somewhere between Benson’s coffee shop in Summer Street and walking around the corner to visit his wife at work in Lords Place.
“I didn’t realise until I got home, but within half an hour of realising I’d lost it I had a message from Orange Police via Orange Fire Station to say my wallet had been handed in,” he said.
Mr Pedley said he couldn’t believe the lost item had been returned so quickly with nothing removed, including $40 in cash.
“Nothing was gone, all my cards were still there,” he said.
“I’m just very impressed to know that someone handed it in.
“I want to say thank you to that person for taking the time to hand the wallet into police.”
Once at the station Mr Pedley credits Constable Scott George for contacting Orange Fire Station so promptly and his fire station colleague James Patrech for helping reunite him with his wallet.
“Times like these restores one’s faith in people,” Mr Pedley said.