A kind-hearted homeless woman returned a $700 (N112,000) mobile phone when she was accidentally handed it in a food package.
Ashley Meilleur, who regularly offers food to homeless people, had stopped at traffic lights in Winnipeg, Canada, when she spotted a couple of homeless people with a sign saying: “Hungry, anything will help.”
She quickly handed one of the women her lunch bag, forgetting it still had her mobile phone inside, and drove off.
Ms Meilleur got a call from her mum 20 minutes later saying a panhandler had just called to say she had her mobile.
When the pair met up, the panhandler wouldn’t accept anything in return and even apologised for using some of the minutes to make the call to Ontario, according to CTV News.
Ms Meilleur told CTV’s Alesia Fieldberg: “She actually said that she felt bad because it was a long distance number, that she was using my minutes.”
According to the station, Ms Meilleur has proved paying it forward works by buying the woman a new phone and paying for a two-year contract so they can stay in touch.