Vance Heetpas, an 11-year-old boy from Green Bay, Wisconsin, exhibited an exceptional sense of responsibility and honesty when he found a wallet on the ground during a walk in the park with his father, Lorenzo.
The wallet contained a driver’s license with an address, prompting Vance to return it to its rightful owner. Little did Vance know that his act of kindness would be rewarded in a way he hadn’t anticipated.
The wallet, belonging to 17-year-old Chase Dahlke, was found by Vance Heetpas, an 11-year-old boy from Green Bay, Wisconsin, during a walk in the park with his father, Lorenzo.
Vince returned the wallet to its rightful owner, and when he called Chase’s dad, Jason, as Chase was out, he received a couple of dollars as a thank-you. However, when Chase’s stepmother, Michelle, learned about Vince’s honest act, she decided to do more.
She wrote a thank-you note on Facebook, connected with Vince’s family through social media, and set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Lorenzo’s family financially, especially since Lorenzo was dealing with health issues related to COVID-19. The campaign raised over $9,000, and Michelle expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support. Vince’s motivation was clear: “Doing the right thing is good.”