An honest taxi driver who returned an expensive wedding ring that he left in his taxi humbly rejected the praise, saying it was his duty to return it.
Perth Balwant Dhillon taxi driver picked up Adelaide man Thomas Carlton last week for a short trip that became a very memorable one for both men.
Balwant Dhillon, of Perth, picked up Thomas Carlton and took him to his destination, but none of them knew what wild adventure awaited them that day.
The wedding ring (pictured) is worth checking out $ 25,000
"I have returned so many lost properties before, but I have never seen someone so happy after recovering the property"
Mr. Carlton had lost his wife's wedding ring, which was worth paying $ 25,000 and unsuccessfully searched before contacting the taxi company the next day just in case he had dropped it in the car.
A message was sent to all taxi drivers informing them of the lost ring, and fortunately Mr. Dhillon saw that particular message on his screen.
Realizing that it matched the description of the fare, he searched his car and found the ring.
A message was sent to all taxi drivers in the telephone exchange informing them of the lost ring
"I called him and told him I found his ring in the cabin," Mr. Dhillon told SBS.
There's nothing special about it. I was just doing my job … honesty is the best, the most noble, of all human values.
"It is my duty to return what is not mine … I have returned so many lost properties before, but I have never seen someone so happy after recovering their property, it also makes me very happy."
With tears in his eyes, Mr. Carlton could not thank Mr. Dhillon enough and placed "a few $ 50 notes" in the driver's pocket as a thank you.
"We are lucky to get our wedding ring back, it could have been a big disaster since the insurance had just disappeared a day ago," Carlton told SBS.
"We are lucky to get back our wedding ring, it could have been a big disaster since the insurance had just disappeared a day ago," said Mr. Carlton (pictured)
Carlton was so happy that the ring was found, and the driver resisted the temptation to win thousands by selling it and instead returned it to its rightful owner.
"What a great man! He made my day, my month, my year … That was the best act of kindness I could think of, such a fantastic guy," he told SBS Punjabi.