Man Finds Paralyzed Tourist’s Lost Shoe Overseas

Man Finds Paralyzed Tourist’s Lost Shoe Overseas


A paralyzed woman used her social media influence to get her long-lost shoe back on a trip. In the process, she might as well have had a new man!

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

When traveling abroad, there is often something that tourists leave behind after days of traveling. Some travelers forget their phone chargers, while others don’t put their favorite soaps back in their suitcases. But a woman’s global getaway turned into a Cinderella stories only people living in today’s world can appreciate.

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TikTok user, @jesstawill, shared the almost unbelievable way she got her lost shoe back. Get ready to say “aww” after hearing Jess’s story!

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A man finds the lost shoe of a paralyzed tourist in Lebanon.

For those unfamiliar with @jesstawill’s content, TikToker has amassed 2.3 million followers on the video-sharing app. On her platform, Jess discusses her life as a “T6 palsy” and shares how being paralyzed from the waist down affects her on a daily basis.

In June 2023, Jess created a two-minute video describing her trip to Beirut, Lebanon. In the video, Jess shares that she gets to see the sights and do “tourist things” while her uncle carries her on his back.

While walking on his uncle’s back, Jess said she forgot to look down to see if she had dropped anything because she could no longer feel her legs and feet. When she looked down after the tour, she noticed her Valentino slipper was gone!

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Jess said she believes the shoe fell when her uncle carried her. When they traveled two hours from Baalbek to Beirut, Jess said she was “angry” because she believed her slipper was gone forever. However, TikToker’s mom suggested she use her significant Arabic-language followers to post about the loss of the shoe on her Instagram Stories.

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Although Jess thought her mother’s idea was silly at first, she joked and posted the shoe on Instagram. To her surprise, she received a direct message from a guy telling her that she was in his hometown! The man then asked Jess to send a video of where she went sightseeing and told her he knew “exactly” where the shoe was.

As Jess continued to speak, she showed herself talking to “Prince Charming” in Lebanese. She then said that she planned to meet her follower (who doesn’t look bad, we should add) at an undisclosed location to get her slipper back. The man shared with her that he was on his way and ready to meet her whenever she was free.

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“There isn’t a soul on this planet that can tell me I’m not Cinderella,” Jess declared. “So this week, I’m going to get my slippers and I’ll keep you guys updated.”

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TikToker followers believe she’s about to get a “husband” after the incident with her adorable shoe.

Since sharing how she connects with the man who saved her Valentino shoe, Jess has yet to update her fans as of this writing. But everyone is sitting in their seats about what happened after one of the cutest travel stories ever told.

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And those who listened to the story believe the influencer found the love of her life while on vacation.

“The way he leaves whatever he is doing to go find your shoe right away… I love that,” one person commented.

“That was really cool,” said another.

If Jess do Connect with her Lebanese lover, she will never have to worry about losing a valuable asset again!