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This colorblind man is in tears after being gifted corrective glasses

Chris Williams, who is colorblind, was gifted Enchroma glasses for Christmas by his co-workers and his reaction is priceless. With the glasses retailing at $349, Williams’ colleagues pooled their money together to buy him a pair during a Secret Santa gift exchange. 

Team internet reunites a man with an envelope full of money after he left it in the pub

Here’s a tale of lost and found that’ll restore your faith in humanity. A pub in London rallied to find the owner of a packet of wages that had been left on the premises in the run-up to Christmas. And, much to the relief of the internet, the pub jolly well found him! 

The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, south west London, tweeted out a photo of an envelope containing someone named Mariusz’s Christmas wages. “Mariusz, we found your pay packet in the Alex on Thursday night,” read the tweet. “You haven’t lost it, we’ve got it!” 

But, the pub’s efforts to reunite Mariusz with his hard-earned cash didn’t stop at one tweet. 

Using the hashtag #FindMariusz, the pub was able to spread the word on social media in the hope of tracking down the owner of this sum of money. 

And the pub spread the word on Facebook.

Rather wonderfully, people all over the country got on board with the hashtag in an effort to find Mariusz. 

Thanks to the power of social media—and perhaps a Christmas miracle—Mariusz found out about the mission to reunite him with his cash. On 27 Dec. he strolled into the pub and said, “I’m Mariusz.” 

And, here’s the man himself, pictured with his cash and the people who strove to reunite him with him. 

The pub staff chatted to Mariusz and found out where he’d been during their quest to find him. Turns out he’d gone to Poland for Christmas and didn’t tell his wife he’d lost his wages.

And, if you’re wondering how Mariusz came to find out that his money had been found by kind-hearted strangers, then you’re in luck. Mariusz’s son saw a post about the #FindMariusz campaign and asked him: “Could this be you Dad?”

How wonderful!

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