A card and the money were hand-delivered to the 72-year-old Webb’s home by Gary Fenton to repay money he had borrowed when they met in Ostend, Belgium, the BBC reported.
A note inside read: “To Jim Webb, a good man. From Gary Fenton, a tardy payer of debts.”
It seems that 39 years ago, Gary Fenton had run out of money while travelling in Europe and did not have enough left to get back home to Australia. Webb lent him the money, but never heard from him again.
Till 39 years later.
Fenton had forgotten about the debt, but remembered so many years later while going through some old papers.
Webb was quite emotional when he read the note and said that it was a lovely gesture.
Maybe there is still hope for the human race!