Anonymous Good Samaritan Returns Lost Wallet, $305 Cash With Bible Verses

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The anonymous Good Samaritan's reasons were the Luke 10:27, Luke 16:10, and Psalms 83:18 |

A South Carolina man who lost his wallet with over $300 in cash inside thought his money was gone when he received a package with the wallet and a list of three Bible verses inside.

Bruce Rylant, who had lost his wallet and $305 during a recent trip, said, "I was running crazy, canceling credit cards, debit cards, trying to scramble and get the insurance cards and drivers license," when he received the package in the mail. Inside was "all of my identification, all of my cards, and $305," Rylant told WMBF News.

The note attached to the wallet read, "Three scriptural reasons I am moved to do this. Please read them for yourself."

The anonymous Good Samaritan's reasons were the Luke 10:27 command to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind" and "Love your neighbor as yourself," the Luke 16:10 admonition that those who can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much, and Psalms 83:18 which states, "Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth."

Rylant said he was traveling from Atlanta to Columbia when he stopped at a Georgia gas station. It was there he misplaced his wallet. Unfortunately, Rylant did not realize it was missing until he had reached his destination. The discovery left him in "a little bit of a panic."

In addition to receiving his wallet and all his cards and cash, Rylant said there were no charges on his credit cards.

Rylant has tried unsuccessfully to track down the sender who only identified him or herself as "N. Cummings" to thank the good neighbor in person. Eager to express his appreciation, Rylant said he sent a thank you note with a gift card for the same amount he had lost, $305, to the return address on the package.

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