Good Samaritans return keys

Brooke MacDonald still hasn’t met her Good Samaritans but she does have her lost keys back.

A Vernon couple's string of misfortune has ended with the return of the keys to their car.

She knows the husband’s name is Rick. Doesn’t know the wife’s name.

Brooke MacDonald still hasn’t met her Good Samaritans but she does have her lost keys back.

We featured MacDonald’s story on our Facebook page and in Wednesday’s Morning Star.

She and her boyfriend, Jamie, were returning to Vernon Sunday when MacDonald’s Buick LeSabre experienced problems on Highway 97A by Armstrong.

A couple following MacDonald in a newer model blue Honda pulled over, and offered MacDonald and Jamie a ride to their home in Vernon.

MacDonald left her keys in the couple’s back seat, and was desperate to get them back as the ring contained keys – “basically my life,” said MacDonald – to her car, home, work and other essentials.

She took to social media, pleading for the return of the keys, which was shared on The Morning Star’s Facebook page. MacDonald’s plight was seen by nearly 33,000 people and shared by 663 people.

Who didn’t see it? Well, the Vernon couple, whose names MacDonald never did get, that had the keys.

“They don’t do social media,” said MacDonald. “I’m told they saw the story in the paper.”

The couple went to MacDonald’s home to return the keys, though nobody was home so they left the keys and a note.

MacDonald’s dad went to work on the car, which had now been returned to the home, and saw the note and immediately phoned his daughter. He later met with the man named Rick.

“I guess they said that they’ve got three daughters so they understand how things like this happen, and that they didn’t think to look in the back seat because, really, they had no reason to look,” laughed MacDonald, who has expressed her eternal gratitude to the anonymous couple.

“Oh my goodness, you have no idea,” she said. “I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do, I had a good cry about it last night, and Jamie said, ‘It’s OK, everything is going to work out,’” said MacDonald.

“My year has been made.”


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