The day after our visit to the hospital, YK discovered his wallet was missing. He must have left it behind somewhere in the hospital while we were shuttling from room to room (temperature check, initial assessment, registration, payment, blood pressure check, consultation with doctor).
We were initially very hopeful of recovering the wallet as there was hardly any cash inside except for his ID, student card and bank card. Our subsequent attempt to find the wallet at the hospital was unsuccessful, so we were quite disheartened and disappointed.
I called to cancel his bank ATM card while he went to the police station to make a report last night. At the station, he learned that someone had found it and sent it to a police station nearby. What a nice surprise!
The act of kindness by the stranger is really appreciated. Not only did it redeem our faith in mankind, it also saves us lots of time and money. The cost of replacing a new ID at the (infamously crowded) Immigration building is $100. All he has to do now is to get a new ATM card.
When I misplaced my wallet 2 years ago, I went through so much hassle getting all the cards replaced only to find the wallet stashed away in a cupboard at home. Until now, I still wonder how it ended up there. Whatever it is, I'm extra careful with my belongings now.