To the editor:

I recently lost my wallet in the parking lot of a local business. After an anxious few hours, I received a telephone call from the Independence Police Department informing me that my wallet had been turned in to them.

This act reaffirmed my belief in the goodness of people. Thank you, Violet. Since I don’t know your full name, address or telephone number to thank you personally, I am doing so in this way. I will repay your act of kindness by paying it forward.