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South Carolina: Greenville Man Travels Miles to Return Lost Backpack

South Carolina: Returned backpack teaches Upstate family lesson in humanity. | Image: WYFF NBC News 4

The Kanipe family is sharing what they learned about the kindness of strangers in an effort to bring a good Samaritan some much needed recognition.  What started out as a run-of-the-mill mishap and a day of loss for a Greenville teenager and his family, turned into a Memorial Day lesson of hope and gratitude.

Alex Kanipe, 18, was running errands on his motorcycle Monday morning near Pendleton Street in downtown Greenville. When he got back to his his family’s house near Paris Mountain, he discovered that he hadn’t made it home with his backpack. Inside the missing pack was his wallet with containing his driver’s license, his debit card, his mom’s credit card and their insurance cards– an identity thief’s dream.

A Good Samaritan in Greenville, South Carolina

Kanipe, his mother, Heather, and his father, Neal, looked everywhere for it, but by the afternoon, they had come to terms with the fact that it was probably lost for good. That’s when good fortune knocked on their door, or, more precisely, Ben Williams Jr. Williams told the family that he had found the backpack on Pendleton Street.

He opened it up and found the wallet, and all the valuables inside. The remarkable part of the story is that Williams didn’t make the cross-town, 7-mile trip in a car, which would have taken 20 minutes at the most. He made the trip on his only mode of transportation — his old bicycle. Read the full story…. wyff4.com


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Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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