Chicago Uber Driver Tracks Down Passenger To Return Wallet with Life Savings

After accidentally leaving his wallet in an Uber during his ride home, a man loses his life savings and immigration paperwork. One good samaritan returns them in a simple act of kindness.

One man had made a very long journey from the Ukraine to come to the United States. After selling his business to emigrate to Chicago, he had finally arrived. The immigrant planned to visit his sister in the city and called an ride to get a ride to her apartment.

Jose Figueroa was the Uber driver who picked up the passenger from O’Hair International Airport. After dropping the Ukrainian off later that night, he headed back to the airport to catch a few more rides. Then, he discovered a missing treasure in his back seat.

Jose finds a emigrant's wallet wish $3,000 left in his back seat and returns it to the owner

Jose finds a emigrant’s wallet wish $3,000 left in his back seat and returns it to the owner

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Jose found the Ukrainian man’s wallet with his life savings stuffed inside. $3,000 as well as important legal documents were bursting from the seams. Jose tried to call the man to let him know what he had found. Unfortunately, the app had already deleted his contact information. In a last ditch effort, Jose drove to the location where he had dropped him off.

The two see each other again after the man returns important legal documents and the man's life savings

The two see each other again after the man returns important legal documents and the man’s life savings

He was confronted with another obstacle to overcome: a 12 unit apartment building. Jose had no idea which one would belong to the Ukrainian man. He started ringing every unit until he finally answered. Jose gladly returned the wallet to its owner. The man’s sister was so overcome with emotion, she was moved to tears in gratitude for what Jose had done. The two insisted the man take a $100 reward and join them for dinner.

Watch the video below to hear Jose’s moving words.

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