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In Forrest City, Arkansas, a youngster parked his car at Walmart and saw a wallet in a cart. He decided not to ignore it and went in search of the owner. He had no idea how his noble objective would benefit him and the recipient!

Few people would go out of their way to return someone else’s belongings. Thank goodness Delivontae Johnson was a unique teenager who, after picking up a woman’s pocketbook, didn’t consider keeping it for himself or turning a blind eye.

Instead, he unclasped the bag and started searching for identification. He discovered Dee Harkrider’s information there, 61, and set out to deliver it to her. It marked the start of a unique experience.


Facebook.com/Dee Harkrider

The teenager traveled far for a stranger.

Johnson had the choice to turn the wallet in at the Walmart customer service counter, but he decided to handle things himself. He discovered the wallet while changing a tire in the pharmacy parking lot of the shop. Later, he remarked, “I wasn’t meant to be parking in that spot, but thank God I was.”

The teenager decided to drive to Harkrider’s house in Wynne because he didn’t want the wallet’s owner to be concerned. He did hear, though, that she was spending the day in Palestine.


Johnson’s mother undoubtedly instilled moral and ethical principles in her son. It is great and encouraging that he wants to serve people without asking for anything in return.

Facebook.com/Dee Harkrider

He went above and beyond.

The child had gotten in touch with Elaine, a friend of the woman, who then dialed Harkrider. When Elaine asked her if she knew Johnson, the two realized he was an outsider attempting to recover the stolen pocketbook. Harkrider elucidated: “Johnson] promised Wynne that he would carry it to Palestine for me while still on his route to her. He made an extra effort to find me and return my wallet.”

The teen’s desire to go large distances for her sake astounded Harkrider, who was overjoyed and in wonder. When they met in the parking lot of a restaurant, she gave him a heartfelt thank you. She also hugged the 19-year-old and requested a picture with him.


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A simple “thank you” wasn’t sufficient.

Harkrider was stunned in response to Johnson’s acts and wanted to tell everyone about it. She was eager to share the random act of kindness she encountered with her friends because she thought everyone needed to hear more good news. She stated in her post: ” “Thank you is not even close to expressing my gratitude for this young kid, who I just met today! My friend said I was fortunate. No, I replied, God was looking out for me. Delivontae Johnson, may God shower you with unimaginable blessings! I now have a new buddy!”

Facebook.com/ Delivontae Johnson

Harkrider offered her new buddy $20 to show her appreciation and wished she could have given back more. Johnson informed the woman that the money was more than he anticipated and was simply grateful to have been of assistance.


The teen’s mother raised him well, I think.

Johnson, a college student, expressed gratitude for the $20, saying he would use it for gas. As Johnson recalled, his mother was overjoyed to learn about the incident. “I did a fantastic job, he added. She did a great job raising me to be the man I am now.”

Johnson’s mother undoubtedly instilled moral and ethical principles in her son. It is great and encouraging that he wants to serve people without asking for anything in return.

Facebook.com/ Delivontae Johnson

Strangers become friends

The adolescent and Harkrider had become Facebook friends since the meeting and intended to keep in touch. After giving Johnson the compliment he so richly earned, the woman joked that he was “trapped with [her] now.” She further stated: “od kept an eye on me. He introduced me to this angel. God places people in each other’s lives for certain purposes.”

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Facebook.com/Dee Harkrider

The Response Online

Johnson and Harkrider’s tale delighted online users, and many expressed gratitude for making them smile. The teen received praise and well wishes from the online community as well:

“That we have some sincere young people is fantastic. A decent young man.”


January 16, 2023 – (Eva Dale)

“Isn’t it incredible? This nation still has a lot to offer. I’m hoping that everyone gets up soon.”

January 16, 2023 – (Jimmy Rainwater)

“Such a GREAT young dude! We should all spread the word about this person’s selfless and charitable deeds online and everywhere. You feel a wonderful sense of hope for the future. I appreciate you having a pure heart.”

– (Albert Petrie) (Albert Petrie) January 16, 2023

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Facebook.com/Dee Harkrider


It’s dreadful to lose something because when something goes missing in a public place, very few people ever discover it. Harkrider would not have found her wallet if it weren’t for the generosity of a total stranger.

Johnson’s actions can appear straightforward, yet seemingly insignificant details can have a big impact. You did a good deed, boy!

Go here for a different account of a man who returned a wallet. Every single dollar in the handbag was returned to the 93-year-old owner. We have hope for the future because of people like this.

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