Birthday is rescued by a mystery cyclist in Richmond
A thoughtful cyclist brightened up a man’s birthday in Yorkshire by posting him a lost greetings card found in Richmond.
John Dodgson’s daughter Pippa had bought two cards in Paperchase, one from her and her partner and the other from her nine-month-old daughter.
She had written the card she bought for her father and stamped and addressed the envelope, and said the bag must have fallen out of her daughter’s pram while she was shopping.
The 32-year-old, of Church Road, said: “I was running around Richmond trying to find it.
“The next day my dad rang and said ‘My birthday cards are here’ and I said ‘Really? I lost them’.”
Miss Dodgson said the unwritten card from her daughter was extra special, as it was her first birthday card to her grandad.
Mr Dodgson, who received the cards on his birthday along with a note from the cyclist, said: “The little green frog card stands pride of place on my mantelpiece.”
He thanked the cyclist and said: “It is nice there is human kindness still out there.”
The note from the “keen cyclist from Richmond” said: “Decided that the best thing to do was post your card and also post to you the other items in the bag.”
Miss Dodgson said: “It got there on time, which is better as I probably would have missed the last post.”
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