Family searches for generous stranger

 Courtesy: Jeannie Shamatt
Courtesy: Jeannie Shamatt (WOWT)
Published: Nov. 19, 2018 at 6:41 PM CST
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A traveling mishap followed by a pleasant surprise had one family asking for help to locate a kindhearted stranger.

Jeannie Shamatt shared a Facebook post about the story, with hopes of finding answers.

Shamatt and her family were on their way to Las Vegas last week for her daughter's wedding.

Her son, Hunter, lost his wallet along the way. There was $60, a debit card, a signed paycheck and his ID in the missing billfold.

The family called their airline to see if someone had turned the wallet in, but with no luck.

They had almost given up hope when a package made its way to Hunter.

Inside was the missing wallet and a letter, signed only with initials.

It read, "Hunter, Found this on a Frontier flight from Omaha to Denver - row 12, seat F wedged between the seat and wall. Thought you might want it back. All the best, (initials). PS. I rounded your cash up to an even $100 so you could celebrate getting your wallet back. Have fun!!!"

It is difficult to make out exactly what the initials are.

Shamatt said the only clue was on the envelope. There was a return address out of Omaha from Applied Underwriters.

The family took to the internet to share the letter in hopes of finding the generous stranger.

The Facebook post was nearing 1,000 shares as of Monday night.

"I am so overwhelmed with all the positive responses. We can not thank this person enough, he/she has made our faith in people very strong!" Shamatt said to 6 News.

The story comes with a happy ending.

While talking to 6 News Monday night, Shamatt was put in touch with the person who helped them out.

They finally got to say thank you for the good deed.