Those Angels out there

Everyday we come across people who touch our lives in a certain way. And in our so called busy schedules we just forget or rather overlook them.

Just a few months back when I was on my way back to Boston from New York – Now going to NY is like going to Lonavla from Bombay, if you know what I mean. The same distance, the same traffic if you miss the right hour and the same excitement. Coming back from New York is always a pain because the drive invariably gets extended because I could never leave New York at the “right” hour. Some store, some sale or something delicious to be eaten would always play a prank in holding me back. On my way back from one such amazing trip, I stopped at one of the Subways (fast food restaurant) to get a quick sub and get back on the highway as it was getting really late. Almost 35 miles and 3 exits later, I got a call from an unknown number which I completely ignored as it was so distracting and I was really in a hurry to get back home. Another 5 min passed and the seemingly persistent caller called back. Annoyed due the traffic, late hour coupled with the guilt of not hitting the route to Boston on time, I just answered the call. Apparently it was someone from AAA (roadside assistance service in USA) to inform me “Mam, your wallet and keys were found in the parking lot of Subway in Connecticut and they are holding it there for you. “Now…. Can you imagine the gamut of emotions I must have gone through in that one instance…? I couldn’t even understand that why someone from AAA would call me and how would they know and how the hell did I leave my purse … so baffled that I could hardly thank the person enough for the call. I went back almost 40 miles to the Subway to get my wallet with its contents zeroed down would sum up my life ( house keys, license, school alumni and library card , debit card, 2 credit cards, $100 forever21 store credit card , insurance cards , a $20 bill , and the lucky AAA card ,– none of these actually with my cell number on them ) Someone found my wallet lying in the parking lot and actually took the pains to call AAA and give them my AAA account number and look up my cell number and have them contact me. Now, to be honest, if I were to find a wallet in the parking lot, all I would have done is to hand it over to the concerned store. But to actually go through the wallet, find the contact information of the owner and if not easily available, search for something that could link the person… wow. I mean…that’s a completely different story. When I reached Subway, the person had already left with no name or number. I had no ways of thanking him… but if it were not for his honesty, presence of mind and concern – I would have been struggling to get my things back on track for atleast a month.

My cousin was in the Bean town from Chi town and we were chilling out at the Prudential. I was on the phone when I entered the restroom and maybe just left it there. Cousin and I left the towers and started walking towards my University (Northeastern) Almost 30 minutes later when his phone started ringing, impulse or instinct – I felt the need to check to my own cell phone. And there it was --- missing! Now the thought that atleast 1000 people use the Prudential restrooms every hour – the chances of getting my endeared iphone were so bleak. Numerous thoughts came to my mind–Apple would give me a replacement for double the original price and losing $400 from my new bag fund, the trouble I would have to go through to get my contacts, and then chiding myself for procrastinating to take a back-up on my laptop. On checking with the security desk at Prudential, apparently someone had handed over the phone to one of the janitors who further handed down to the Security office.

Now imagine if the person would have thought differently or if the janitor would have cared less and not bothered handing it over – I mean if it were not for those 2 genuine people, I would be fretting over on the phone with ATT and Apple to give me some discounts to get a replacement and not to mention the trouble to get the numbers congregated over all these years!!!

Therefore I say that there are certainly some angels out there who in the disguise of genuine souls help us in making so many things just a smooth sail for us.
Don’t you agree?

I am sure you too have some such stories to share - do tell me about them :)


  1. Hey Neha

    Great read.
    Yeah i completely agree that there are still "some angels out there who in the disguise of genuine souls help us in making so many things just a smooth sail for us"


  2. a post after verrrrrrrrry long
    u were lucky in both the instances
    i got a sms today and it read," one of my frnds with O+ blood group is serius and he urgently needs ( i stopped there and thought that this is my chance to do some thing good for others as i am O+ and since i have never donated bld to any one I will do it, shd i call up my husband and inform him abt it etc and thouands such thoughts crossed my mind) i scrolled down to get the name of my frnd and u know what was the last line ," my frnd with O+ blood grp needs-------------------- 2 bottles of Kingfisher along with potato chips" ;-)
    and there went my chance to be a good samaratian
    once my father in law lost his wallet with his id card, bank papers, some cash, etc
    few days later we did get all that minus the cash.
    there are many good kind hearted people who go out of their way to do good deeds and we dont get a chance to thank them.
    i suppose the only way we can repay is by doing something similar to some one when we get the chance

  3. U have some good people still in this word as the two experiences of yours proves this. I think u were very lucky to have got your stuff...n hope next time u dont forget anything as every time u may not ba as lucky as u have been.
    But good things happen with good people...cheers!!

    take care!!

  4. What a wonderful feeling it must be to know you have almost lost hope and some stranger helps you out. Seriously angels do exist.

  5. oh we had a scary experience..we went to delhi with the college was for the supreme court visit...we checked into a hotel and it turned out to be a shady place...when we checked in, it was almost 10 pm, and we didn't know where to go...the travel agent had taken the money and provided us the wrong hotel...will cut the crap about our fury and fear, but we met another travel agent there, he somehow tracked down our travel agent, and shifted us into a decent hotel...n we gotta know nxt day that there was a police raid in the hotel we were allotted earlier...I don't even wanna think about what would have happened to us, but the other fellow was indeed an angel, and he didnt even take extra money for what he did for us..

  6. Neha u are so lucky...

    I had an incident before 6 months.. me and my friend were sitting at the entrance of a beach in chennai , i kept my mobile on the chair and we went inside... we were there for abt 1/2 an hour.after reacing my bike i got to know that my mobile is missing.

    Luckily i went there and someone is talking with my phone, i wnet there and told everything and took the phone.Actually they have seen the dialed numbers list and called one of my friend.

    I was lucky there.. Thought mobile was not so costly, i would have lost lotta numbers if at all i lost it..

    still there r some kind people in this world.

  7. There are still honest,efficient,helpful people in the world.
    Weren't you lucky?

  8. You're really lucky I guess. But please be more careful with your cell and you wallet from now. All the best.

  9. Strange that we should call you lucky, Neha when the way this anonymous starnger acted is the right way to be. That is indeed how we should treat fellow human beings. But we are living in a world so entrenched in lies, cheating nd deceit that when we come across goodness we are surprised and call the person "an angel".

    Lovely post and am glad you got your wallet back:)

  10. Hey you are really blessed in both the incidence.

    Count your blessings and do remember to return it when the tables turn:)

  11. @Indian Pundit Thanks ...i totally agree to that. we should strive towards it too :)

  12. @Nazish Rahman wow Nazish thats a very sweet thing to say ..thanks so much...and ya definitely i have been lucky and have to be very careful ...touchwood :)

  13. @Neha woowww ur experience is really scary.. u guys are really fortunate...

  14. thanks for the comments neha...but i am not a a big thank you for the wonderful means a lot :)

  15. you are lucky, and yes there are some people who do take the trouble of finding out the right person to hand their stuff over to them :)
    I had a hard time giving back a debit card left by a guy in the ATM :D

  16. Stories like these prove there are still good people around in the world!

  17. He he dear sis...what else should I say to you now...but don't worry...You are one of those rare lucky people on this planet who are blessed to be surrounded by angels...
    But that doesn't mean you to be so lost HAHAHA :)
    Stay alert and be attentive...I won't be around every time to calm you down and stop you from crying and being tensed LOL...I'll always be around when ever you need :)

  18. so nice, so true!!! that was very sweet of him/her:)

  19. lucky
    this shows that there are good people everywhere, just we do not meet them daily.

  20. Yes, you are correct. There are people who care others and help as much as they can.

    This is my first visit to your blog and I'm impressed by the way you are writing. Keep going...