When Nasim Lawrence, 10, found a wallet at a motocross event in Oakland, he felt the need to do the right thing.
In a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Nasim and his family explain that at the event, Nasim picked up a wallet filled with money, a debit card, and a license that belonged to a blonde woman named Taylor Sloan from California.
"He [was] like 'we have to find this lady,'" Nasim's father tells DeGeneres. Nasim was so motivated that he couldn't even focus on the motocross in front of him.
But when Nasim and his family couldn't find the girl in the photograph, they decided to mail it back to her. With it, Nasim included an incredibly touching note that read, in part:
"I know how it feels to lose something and I wanted to make sure you got your wallet back. Hopefully I made you smile and you are happy to have your money and ID back. I am glad I found it instead of some bad person who would steal from you. You look like a very nice person who does nice things for people I wanted to do something nice for you. Plus, it was the honest thing to do."
When Sloan received her ID in the mail, she uploaded a photo of the letter to Facebook, and it went viral. And now, sitting on The Ellen Show, DeGeneres explains that she invited Nasim to help "reinforce that there are good people out there."
With that, DeGeneres gifted Nasim a collection of new video games, a TV, and video game systems, too. Because that's what you can get when you're a good person, she says.