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How a Canucks fan's lost wallet beat him home

"It was an Eeyore moment, I was resigned to my lost wallet at that point."
Kemp Edmonds lost his wallet at the end of a Canucks game, but it got to his house before he did.

Lost wallets aren't usually very quick, but this past weekend, one beat its owner home.

Kemp Edmonds and his son, along with some friends, were at the Canucks game on Saturday, March 11, when they beat the Ottawa Senators. Good times were had (even by the friend who's a Sens fan) and they headed out of Rogers Arena.

"We get outside the arena and do the pat down, right, you pat all your pockets," Edmonds says. That's when he noticed his wallet was missing.

"We'd literally just exited the arena," he says. "If you were still inside, you'd go back to your seat."

Unfortunately, there was no going back, and he played it off like it wasn't a massive pain, even though that's what he was thinking.

"In my head, I'm thinking, aw man, this going to be a hassle," he says.

Luckily the Sens fan was able to lend him SkyTrain fare.

"It was an Eeyore moment, I was resigned to my lost wallet at that point," he says, "and the long sad walk to Yaletown station."

He and his son transited back to their neighbourhood and walked home.

"I walk in the door and my wallet is on the counter, and I think to myself 'What, did I leave it?'" Edmonds recalls.

Nope. It was another Sens fan.

He had lost his wallet right at the end of the game, and a Senators fan had found it. They tried to call Edmonds, but what he had left at home, unlike his wallet, was his phone.

So instead they drove it to his home and gave it to his partner. She thanked them and explained what happened after Edmonds got home.

He was able to text them a thank you and wished the Senators good luck in the playoffs.

"They were quite humble with their kind move," he says.

Edmonds says while he wasn't looking forward to all the paperwork that goes along with a lost wallet, he was never fearful that it would fall into the wrong hands, and that it would likely show up at the lost and found the next day at Rogers.

"It was a strange feeling to not be 'Oh my god!' and that feeling was accurate," he says. "Good things do happen and we just don't talk about them enough."

- Editor's note: Kemp Edmonds is an employee of Glacier Media, the parent company of Vancouver Is Awesome

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