Good Samaritan Returns Bag of Treasured Cards to Devastated 10-Year-Old
Oct 21, 2016 06:40PM ● Published by Steven Jack
10-year-old Nathan Weir left this bag of Pokemon cards at a local park earlier this week. Luckily for him, a Good Samaritan happened upon them. (Submitted photo)
When you’re 10 years old, your collection of Pokemon cards are just about the most important thing in the world.
So, when you lose them, it can be pretty devastating. According to his mom, Jennifer Kirkolis, Nathan Weir was playing earlier this week at the park near his school when in a hurry to get to football practice the Lakewood Creek Elementary fourth-grader accidentally left a bag full of Pokemon cards near the swings.
And not just any cards. You see, Nathan is quite the collector. Jennifer says he's got many rare collectible cards worth several thousand dollars.
"He's a little investor and invests in these cards, and they're worth a fortune," Jennifer said. "He has many originals ... many (are) worth a lot of money. This is why we were so frantic to get them back."
Luckily for Nathan, a Good Samaritan like Jesus Rivas happened upon the cards a short time later. With no identification inside the bag, Jesus’ wife, Anabel, turned to friends and social media for help.
“One of my friends belongs to Lakewood Creek community (Facebook group) and Jennifer had posted about the missing bag there,” Anabel said.
After connecting, Anabel and Jennifer met Wednesday to retrieve Nathan's cards.
However, Jennifer said she waited a day to give them back to Nathan. It was his birthday on Thursday, and his mom wanted to surprise him by wrapping them up as a present.
"Nathan is so grateful to this family, Jennifer said. "He even asked last night if we could invite them to his birthday party."