Advert

Man To Be Reunited With Wallet After Losing It 26 Years Ago

Published 

Man To Be Reunited With Wallet After Losing It 26 Years Ago

A man is set to have his wallet returned after he lost it on a beach 26 years ago - and if that's not impressive enough for you, it still had all his cash inside.

Paul Davis, from New South Wales in Australia, lost his wallet while out celebrating on New Year's Eve in 1994, 9News reports.

Credit: 9News
Credit: 9News
Advert

Naturally, after all this time he wasn't really expecting to see it again, but earlier this week it washed up on a beach - complete with banks cards, cash and his ID - and thanks to social media it was returned to Paul.

After the wallet was found, photos of it were shared to a local Facebook page, which ended up getting the attention of Paul.

Now the wallet is all set to be returned in the next couple of days and Paul says he plans to frame it behind his bar.

Credit: 9News
Credit: 9News
Advert

Although he can't quite beat 26 years, an electrician from the UK also got a pretty big surprise - he received a message on Instagram off a complete stranger who confessed to using his passport as a fake ID for more than a year.

Joe Hunter lost his passport while out and about in a bar in Halifax, and with a holiday coming up he forked out for an emergency one, as well as getting a crime reference number from the police.

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

Fast-forward more than 12 months later and Joe got a message out of the blue from a teen who admitted to having used the passport as ID but said he no longer needed it, having just turned 18.

Advert

The teen asked Joe if he wanted the passport back, or if he'd be happy for him to pass it on to 'the next Joe Hunter in line'.

Joe said: "I was in hysterics when I realised he was serious. I thought 'what a guy', I definitely found it funny because it's something I'd do.

"I scrolled down on his Instagram and every single post he had a drink in his hand or he was at some event or on a night out.

"I'm glad it's served him well.

Advert
Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

"He said it's been passed around so much."

Joe declined the teen's offer to return the passport, having already gone through the cost and effort of getting himself a new one.

He added: "I like the fact that he's got back in touch with me and revealed where it's been all this time, I think it's hilarious just to think that it's been used by all these different people to have a good time."

Featured Image Credit: 9News

Topics: Interesting, Weird, Australia

Claire Reid
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Floyd Mayweather Breaks Silence After Scuffle With YouTube Star Jake Paul

12 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Entertainment

Channel 4 Cancels The Circle After Three Series

6 hours ago