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Blitar schoolboys take 5.5 km detour to return wallet

  • Asip Hasani

    The Jakarta Post

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Blitar   /   Sun, August 11, 2019   /  03:34 pm
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Four seventh graders ride their bicycles along a road in Blitar, East Java. The friends road 5.5 kilometers across two subdistricts to return a wallet and other personal belongings they found on the side of the road.(The Jakarta Post /Asip Hasani)

The story of four seventh graders who cycled around 5.5 kilometers to return a wallet containing Rp 900,000 (US$63.42) they found on the side of the road in Blitar, East Java, has gone viral. The wallet’s owner, 27-year-old beauty salon owner Aris Dwi Cahya, posted a picture of the four boys on her Facebook page, praising them for their good deed. “Yes, Allah, this is real,” the accompanying caption read. “I dropped my wallet with Rp 900,000 inside. And they returned it from Klampok to Sentul, riding their bicycles even though it was so hot, praise Allah. [So young] but so honest, I am touched,” she wrote. At the time of publishing, Aris's post had been shared more than 1,700 times and liked more than 3,800 times. The four friends were riding their bicycles home from SMP 8 Blitar junior high sc...