The RCMP say a Good Samaritan whose cellphone was stolen while she was helping an accident victim in Nanaimo, B.C., has had the device replaced by a stranger.
Const. Gary O’Brien says the local detachment was swamped with offers to help Anne Marie Behan after police issued a news release on her predicament.
She had rushed from her home in Nanaimo last Saturday night to help a person who had been injured in a car crash.
While she was providing first aid she placed her phone on the roof of a car and police say it was taken.
Behan said the phone was a “lifeline” that connected her to her daughter and her job, and as a single mom she didn’t have the money to replace it.
O’Brien says police received numerous calls from strangers who wanted to replace the phone, including from a man who was flying to Houston and read about what happened.
“They all wanted to rectify a wrong,” he said in a news release on Friday.
“This is a nice ending to a sad story. It also goes to show there are more good people than negative out there.”
O’Brien said the first person Behan contacted with her new phone was her daughter.