Unsung Heroes #63

The other day, as a Westport woman was leaving Whole Foods — her favorite store — she realized her watch was missing.

It was a cherished gift from her late husband. He died a couple of years ago, and she still misses him terribly.

Perhaps it was in the car? No.

Maybe it was back inside? No again.

Her last hope was that she’d forgotten to wear the watch that morning, and it was still at home.

It was not. She sat down, and cried.

The Westport Whole Foods shopping plaza. (Photo/Brooke Emery Scharfstein)

But something impelled her to drive back to Whole Foods. Anxiously, she asked, “did anyone find a watch?”

“Was it gold and Gucci?” the employee replied.

“Yes!” the Westporter said.

The Whole Foods worker unlocked a drawer. The watch was there, safe and secure.

The woman learned that two Whole Foods customer service employees — Sabrina and Lyncia — had found the watch, and turned it in.

“They were angels who came into my life,” she says.

(From left): Sabrina, Andres and Lyncia.

She wanted to do something for the 2 angels. Andres of the store leadership team said no; he’d take care of them himself. “These are the type of people we hire,” he told her.

The Westport woman — still smiling and grateful, days later — says, “Every time I wear my watch, I see their faces. And I think of the goodness and honesty that is all around us.”

Thank you, Sabrina, Lyncia and Andres, for brightening one customer’s day.

And all the rest of ours, too.

(Do you know an Unsung Hero? Email dwoog@optonline.net)

12 responses to “Unsung Heroes #63

  1. Love it. Love it. Love it.
    We need these stories because Angels are out there, the really are.

  2. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    Susan is right. We do need , more than ever, to hear the stories of the unsung heroes around us, the angels in disguise. We hear all the sad, bad and ugly reports so hearing about those angels who do the right things brightens our days. Thank you Dan for reporting and lifting our day, Thank you to the person who alerted you Dan, for taking the time to share and a huge thank you to Sabrina, Andres and Lyncia for doing the right thing. May it return to each of you 100 fold.

  3. Bonnie Bradley

    Hello? to my way of thinking the woman whose “gold and Gucci” watch was returned should absolutely “do something too.” Cash or gift cards spring to mind. Seriously.

  4. Bonnie Bradley

    Beautiful comment Mary. I second everything you said, from your heart.

  5. Danny @ Willowbrook Cemetery

    Dan, thank you so much for sharing this. You always seem to shed light on the ‘good’, unlike other sources who focus on the negative.

  6. Diane Silfen

    Heart warming story. 💕

  7. Irene Mastriacovo

    …and these are the type of stories I like to read about. Thanks for sharing, Dan.

  8. Barb Stephen

    Beautiful people are all around us, even sometimes when we least expect it. These young people shine and thanks for sharing this, Dan!

  9. Do we know what Whole Foods did for heroes

  10. Susan Iseman

    Great story- the folks at WF are always helpful.

  11. Adam Vengrow

    Always the friendliest people in there, thanks, we get so used to all news stories away from 06880 being negative, we need more of these positive stories in the world! Thanks for sharing Dan!