Backpack containing the ashes of a homeless man's mother - Credit: Backpack containing the ashes of a homeless man's mother (Picture: Facebook/Politie Amsterdam Overtoomse Sluis)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:53
Police reunite homeless man and mother's ashes
The Amsterdam Ooertoomse Sluis police department enabled a strange, but special reunion between a homeless man and his mother's ashes on Monday, the police department announced on Facebook. Three construction workers arrived at the police station yesterday with a bag they found. The bag contained an urn with a name and a date written on it. At about the same time two student officers were approached by a homeless man on the street. The homeless man told them that he had lost his bag with his mother in it. The two student officers had no idea what the homeless man was talking about, but decided to phone it in to the station anyway. The officer at the station made the connection and the homeless man was reunited with his mother.