The Chasidishe man you see in this photo is Hershel Waldner. Today, he made a tremendous Kiddush Hashem.
Mr. Waldner was walking in Manhattan on Wednesday when he found a wallet on the floor near 35th Street and 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The wallet had a driver’s license, credit cards, and cash. Unfortunately, there was no contact information in the wallet – but Waldner got to work.
In the wallet, he found a business card with a hard written phone number on the back, and called it. It turned out to be the boss of the man who had lost his wallet. The boss told him that he was located in Delaware, but the owner of the wallet lived in Arizona, and the man was just vacationing in New York City for a few days.
The boss contacted the owner of the wallet, and came to B&H Photo – Where Waldner works – to retrieve it.
Although the man was ecstatic to get his wallet back, along with all his credit cards and cash, Hershel Waldner was even more ecstatic by being able to fulfill the Mitzvah of Hashovas Aveida and making a tremendous Kiddush Hashem.
This was also music to the ears of Hershel's famous composer son, Yitzy