Two letters commending U students

The reason I am writing this letter is to thank three anonymous students, one male and two females. Friday night, I lost my wallet in one of the parking ramps. Three students found my wallet and drove to my house in Prior Lake to return my wallet.
If you have ever lost anything, especially your wallet, you can imagine the horror I felt when I realized it was gone. Just as I was turning into my driveway, I saw an unfamiliar white Jeep Laredo pulling in the drive.
The students jumped out to ask me if I lost my wallet. I could have kissed all three (but didn’t). They wouldn’t take money as thanks, not even gas money for their 90-minute round trip.
I am still in awe of the act of kindness these students demonstrated. The only thing they asked of me was to pass it forward. I’m impressed.
In our house and in our neighborhood, there are many spirited discussions on the fate of our great nation and all of the crazy things going on in the world today. For every crazy thing you hear about, I can assure you that there are 10 times as many acts of kindness like this that you don’t hear about!
I am so proud to say that I am a University of Minnesota alumna — a first class University with first class students.
Most importantly, thank you to the three students; only you know who you are.
Decia J Stenzel, Daily reader

I have been picking up litter in the Como neighborhood for years. Usually the beginning of school in the fall presents a big increase. This year litter is markedly reduced. I’m not sure why — kids going green? Whatever.
Thank you students!
Diane Pederson, retired University staff member