When an 8-year-old Waterford boy found a missing wallet containing hundreds of dollars and the owner’s personal property, he did the right thing and local police are applauding him for providing a good example of what to do in a similar situation.
Giovanni Facchini found a wallet on Route 1 that contained several items, credit cards, and $355, police said.
At first, he and his dad tried to find the owner on their own, but they weren’t able to, so they brought the wallet to police on Wednesday morning.
Police said on Wednesday afternoon that they have located the owner of the wallet, but the person has not yet come in to claim it.
“We talked with Giovanni about what a good job he did, and how much his gesture means to the person that lost the wallet,” police said on their Facebook page. “Great job Giovanni, we love that Waterford is filled with good kids like you!”