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Hamilton woman gets special delivery - her lost wallet

Last Updated Feb 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm EDT

File photo of a Canada Post mail box. CITYNEWS.CA/Shawne McKeown.

A Hamilton woman received a special delivery from Canada Post on Tuesday – her missing wallet.

Tanya Radic lost her entire purse about three weeks ago, so she cancelled her bank card and assumed she would never see the wallet again.

Imagine her surprise when a package arrived at her door, along with a letter from the post office saying the wallet was being returned free of charge after someone dropped it in a mailbox.

“It means a lot to me that they take the time to look into the ID and mail it back to the address because they gave me my life back. My whole life was in my wallet birth certificate, social insurance, everything,” Radic told 680 NEWS.

She said she had no idea Canada Post provided such a service.

According to a Canada Post spokesman, the post office has been providing the service to Canadians for more than 30 years. Last year it returned 18,000 wallets as well as keys and cell phones.

Radic was thrilled to have her wallet but but noted that from now on she’d leave her SIN card and birth certificate in a safe place at home – just to be safe.