A Better Region 8: Good things still do happen in our world

A Better Region 8: Good things still do happen in our world

We definitely need to be reminded that good things do still happen in our world.  Sometimes the examples aren't national news. They're personal stories about people who do good things for each other.

Last week, an elderly woman, who just moved here to be near her family dropped her wallet at the Walmart on Highland in Jonesboro. In that wallet were cash and personal information.  To any of us, that would cause anxiety.  But add to that, being new in town and fear of the unknown, and that anxiety can turn to personal chaos.

C.S. Lewis once said: "Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching."

Somebody found the wallet and turned it in immediately. It had all the cash, and vital information in it, undisturbed.  Walmart management took to Facebook, found the woman's page and started trying to track down a way to get ahold of her.  Eventually, they found her son on Facebook, looked up where he worked and called him with the good news.

In other words, anonymous people were teaming up to do the right thing when no one was watching.

The elderly woman who just moved here and dropped her wallet was my mom. The look on her face when she got her wallet back, reminded me why all of Region 8 is such a special place.  In that moment, she went from fear, to relief, to appreciation to the people of Region 8 for doing the right thing even when no one was watching.

There's more than one hero here.  To the person who found the wallet and immediately turned it in, thank you.  To the entire team at Walmart on Highland, thank you. Thank you for doing the right thing and living the very definition of integrity.

You're proof that there is still good in the world and you make this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

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