published Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Good Deed: Good Samaritan returns cellphone


No good deed should go unnoticed. Help us celebrate the kindness of others by letting us know about gestures of good will you have witnessed or experienced. We’ll publish your submissions every Sunday.

Send letters to: Good Deed, c/o Times Free Press, P.O. Box 1447, Chattanooga, TN 37401.

Email: or fax: 423-668-5058. Photographs are encouraged.

My husband surprised me with reservations to Ruth's Chris Steak House! Upon arriving home later that night, my purse opened and I spilled all of the contents out on the street. I retrieved my lipstick, comb and camera. The next morning I found the key to our house and a dime.

Later, that morning my husband got a call from my phone. The caller told him he had found a cellphone on the street and this was the last number that was called. My husband was surprised and delighted.

The person told my husband that he would leave the cellphone in our mailbox. I left a card with a small reward in the mailbox. Later that day we checked the mailbox and there was my cellphone, but he did not take the reward!

Truly, a Good Samaritan saved the day. Bless him!


Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.