Thursday, August 5, 2021

Student returns £1,000 after online seller forgot them in a pair of shoes they sold

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LONDON: A 19-year-old student found £1,000  inside a pair of shoes she had bought through the internet on eBay.

Ella Gilman sent the cash back to the seller within half an hour.

She bought the shoes and they were delivered to her, upon receiving she found out the sellar had forgotten to take the cash out before sending them her hay.

The seller said that she had restored her “faith in humanity” with her actions.

Laura Hazeldine, from Brighton, immediately wanted the world to know that noble people still existed posted the story on social media.

She said: “She had the money in my account within 25 minutes of speaking to me. I am just absolutely blown away.

“It means so much more to me than just returning the money.”

So, to prove that one good deed deserves another, she sent Ella some vouchers, and completely refunded the cost of the trainers.

Laura continued: “I want to figure out a way of thanking her and I’m hoping there’s a festival or restaurant which will be able to do something nice for her.

“If I was wealthy, I’d do more for her. I’m going to contact her university because people should know what a genuine person she is. She’s one in a million.

“I don’t think that many other people would have contacted me to say they had found £1,000 in a trainer. She even sent me a photo of the bank receipt.”

Ella humbled by the reaction she received said: “My reaction when I saw the money was a shock. I opened the shoes and found an envelope stuffed in the shoe, thinking she had just stuffed the shoe to keep them from creasing.

“I thought, if I had lost that substantial amount of money, I would hope someone would return it to me also.

“I was glad I had returned the money, to see how grateful Laura was and how upset she was without the money.

“I was also really surprised that Laura refunded me the money for the shoes.”

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