Okay, this means a lot to me. We get stories about lost and found dogs, even kidney contributions; this is new.
My name is Sam and I work every day to help people with disabilities. I am in a
PhD program at Penn State and co-created an iPhone app that helps people who
have difficulty speaking. I work very hard helping individuals and their
families. It is my life's work.
Anyway, I lost my iPad during my trip to SF this week for the WWDC. I was
sitting on a bench across from the Buena Yerba gardens on my way back from a
WWDC education party and my fiance' called. I got lost in the conversation and
got up without my iPad. When I got to my room I was sick about it. I could not
find it anywhere and thought it may be at the party, but had a sinking feeling
it was on the bench.
I tried the Apple tools to send messages to the iPad but it showed it as off.
I posted a message: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/laf/1782367419.html
and within one hour, I received a message from Pat and
Curt, two small business owners who were walking their dog and found the iPad.
So, while I am so excited to have my iPad back, I am even more excited about the
generosity of these people. It made me realize that people can really care.
I just wanted you and your colleagues to know about this story and about how Pat
[info redacted for privacy] helped me find my iPad.
In the elevator ride down today, I realized that Craigslist is the only way I
would have been able to get back my unlabeled iPad so quickly. Also, note that
the nice couple would not accept the little gift I wanted to give them. Yet, I
was glad that they accepted the dog biscuits I gave for their nice little dog,
who by needing a walk was also a bit of a hero in the story.
In this age, I just can't get over how awesome these people were and I love that
they were waiting and watching Craigslist to see if someone would post.
Thank you for what you do.
Check out the NY Times article about Sams' work.
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