Man returns lost wallet to comedian Steve Martin

July 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 3 (UPI) -- Comedian and musician Steve Martin took time out of his performance in Pennsylvania to thank a man for returning the wallet he dropped during a bike ride.

Will Beekman, director of programming at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, said a man called the box office Tuesday morning and said he had found Martin's wallet after the performer apparently dropped it while riding his bicycle around the city, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, reported Wednesday.

"In the time that we were waiting for him to return, Mr. Martin comes walking out into our box office, and asks if the gentleman had shown up with the wallet yet. We told him he had not, but that we were expecting him very soon. And he said, 'When he gets here, can you make sure that I get to meet him and thank him personally?'" Beekman said.

"Steve got the chance to thank him personally," he said. "It's just a feel-good story. It's nice to know there's good people out there."

Martin took a moment out of his Tuesday night concert to thank the man a second time.

"I had a great bit of fortune in your city today. Did you see this in the news? That is a slow news day," Martin told the crowd. "I didn't even have a joke for him. I said, 'Oh, thank you.'"

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