NBC- Flaherty told NBC 4 New York he couldn’t believe the “good Samaritan” went to the lengths he did to write out a letter and actually mail back his half-stolen wallet.
And while the person who sent the items back is technically a thief, Flaherty can’t help appreciate the humor. “If nothing else, it’s something me and my friends have laughed about quite a bit,” he said.
This guy finally did it. This weed smoking, subway riding, wallet appreciating son of a bitch finally did it. He found a way to be a good person while still reaping the benefits of finding lost property. Let's be honest, Reilly Flaherty wasn't going to pay this guy any sort of finder's fee if he returned the entirety of his wallet. He would have likely given him some gratitude and what not, but the funny thing about gratitude is that drug dealers don't accept it as a form of payment. Simply put, helping someone that was unbelievably negligent with their belongings avoid a trip to the DMV is worth more than a "thank you" and a pat on the ass. This good samaritan didn't steal anything. He simply reminded Reilly to be more careful with his shit, and I think that's an invaluable lesson to learn. At the very least it's worth the price of a used wallet, a MetroCard, and whatever relatively insignificant amount of cash he happened to be carrying.
Don't give me that disingenuous "...I think?" Reilly. You didn't have to go sit in line with the dredges of society to get a new ID, OR cancel all your credit cards. That's basically a best case scenario when you cant find your wallet. Fuck societal norm. I think this is the new standard by which all acts of charity should be judged. I know I am tired of being guilted into doing the right thing by some overwhelming sense of responsibility to an irresponsible stranger. Sometimes you just want to look out for good old Number 1, and 'Anonymous' managed to do while also saving this ungrateful asshole a huge headache. Let the truth set you free of society's burdens 'Anonymous', and if that doesn't work then try the complimentary recreational drugs.