Dad has ‘faith in humanity restored’ after tall stranger knocks on his door

Andy Hough, from Birkenhead, was left baffled when a tall stranger randomly knocked on his door and offered a surprise act of kindness by returning his lost wallet

A dad has told how he had his “faith in humanity restored” following a surprise encounter, when a stranger turned up at his front door.

Andy Hough, from Birkenhead in the Wirral, had just got home from local pub Freddie’s Bar, when he received a tall man knocked on his door and asked if he was Andy.

“I’d been to Freddie’s Bar, New Ferry, to a leaving get together with my work friends from Autism Together. I’d brought my son Max with me because we were getting picked up afterwards, so I could drop my girlfriend off in Moreton,” the 37-year-old told the Liverpool Echo.

“When I’d left Freddie’s, I packed the pram and other bits into the boot of the car then dropped off my girlfriend when I’d gotten home there was a knock on the door. To then be met with a tall guy asking ‘are you Andrew Hough.’ My instant first thought was ‘what have I done’ and I said ‘yes is everything alright?’”

Fortunately, the support worker’s worries were instantly eased when the tall stranger revealed he’d found Andy’s wallet outside his home, and used the address on the driver’s license to return it to him.

“He told me I’d dropped my wallet outside his house near Freddie’s bar and he’d come with his partner to drop it as he got my address off my license,” he continued.

“I was so grateful as my bank cards plus my drivers cards were in it. I was even more surprised that someone would go totally out their way to help a stranger.

“I couldn’t thank him enough as I didn’t even realise I’d dropped it. So this restored my faith in humanity and proves that there are good honest people around us, so have faith in people.”

The dad-of-one later turned to Facebook to share his experience on a local community page, writing: “I couldn’t thank him enough, What honest people he and his partner are. Genuinely thank you.”

The post was liked more than 1,500 times and received dozens of comments.

“This is absolutely fantastic to be reading instead of all the negative rubbish that has been going round,” one Facebook user commented.

“Such a wonderful lad to return it to you too. I would shake his hand for the fact that he has restored my faith in humanity. Thank you young man.”

Another commented: “Absolutely fantastic to hear that at least there are still some honest people in life.

“What a true gentleman and a hero too don’t get many of them these days. Amazing news needs to spread the good news instead of hearing bad news all the time.”

Meanwhile a third added: “Still plenty of honest decent people out there, you were lucky that someone just like that found your wallet.”