Usually the news stories we read nowadays show us the darker side of human nature. Robberies, murders and other crimes, embezzlement, politicians’ manipulations, terror attacks,- stories about these are in plenty.
So we feel heartened when we read an occasional story about something positive. I came across such a story today about something that happened recently, and thought I would share it here.
 LONDON: A British man who had lent a penniless Australian tourist £5 in 1969 has received his money back… after 39 years.
Jim Webb, from Sheffield, was paid £200, five pounds for every year that had gone by.

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!