https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

Okay this is random but Duolingo saved my phone :D

So I stupidly lost my phone and so this random person picks up my phone and Duolingo sends a reminder to my email, and my phone has my email and my laptop does too. So it sends a reminder for me to do my daily lesson, and it addresses me by my full email, so this person gets my email because its at the beginning of the message and they get a preview of it on my locked phone screen, so they email me from their phone, and I'm on my laptop and get the email and we find a place to meet up so I can get my phone back. Thanks Duolingo :D

August 31, 2019

108 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meatcan

The power of The Owl is strong!

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

May the owl be with you.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InvincibleCat

One question: where did you find that?

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

I took a 2012 owl. and Photo shopped it in Windows Paint.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maryclare635834

omg this is so funny:)

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

Thanks.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

Indeed

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Orest.

Oui!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Du0Wh0

When I went to look at the forums today, I didn't expect to see this! Amazing! :-)

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

You can imagine my relief XD

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Du0Wh0

Oh yes!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamanthaS2007

me to, although if it was an expensie phone, they are just lucky that a nice person picked their phone up:P

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJB14941

So maybe duo's reminders arent EVILLLLLLLLLL

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsabelFern219296

Aren't AS evil

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ESK_22

Important distinction

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJB14941

VERY important

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raprice

I do understand why the other person was in such a hurry to bring the phone back though

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/languagepeeps

ikr

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

PRECISELY XD

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamiltonWarCat

And annoying, clogging up my inbox...hehe

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

No, I feel like they are still pretty evil. I just throw them in my spam.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Incredibile. V. Happy for you! (Incidentally do you intend vingear or vinegar, just wondering).

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

Literally just realized that I had made a typo in my username laughing

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HKF2006

No?

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pariya769586

its vinegar

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaptianKaos8

Unexpected use of polyglotery #31213768

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/822677

Thanks for sharing! I was feeling down but your comment has made me feel better, reading about some good deeds for a change.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewXzero774

Lost my phone once and Duolingo called a search team for me.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobBinney

thats pretty EPIC

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RangerOfTheNorth

Your profile pic is EPIC

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

Is your's an elf from Lord of the Rings? Because that's cooler.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bilingual-bobby

pretty sure it's galadriel.

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spectre729

Duo saves the day. Again

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prisbluejay

Wow such great timing for a reminder! XD

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FlamingoSockGang

I love seeing miracles in work. Thank goodness you found your phone!

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sharkboy420

omg no way ahah i love that wow

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

Yeah it was great :D

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Good thing they knew language set up on your phone.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoelKingV

So what happened next? Did you hook up with the person, we want details. (gets popcorn)

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/woahthehit

@JoelKingV what the....

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Orest.

It's true. We want details LOL

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harold172355

Nice story; with the 4 lingots you have 30 lingots now (you can use them, or save them)

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valeriestruthers

What a kind stranger who found your phone!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

You could've just used Find iPhone If ur on iOS

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dogomolo
August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

thx i didnt know u can do it for android

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

I didn't realize I had lost my phone...........

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Orest.

D'accord.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/htttp.floriana

you are sooo lucky lol

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/languagepeeps

So Lucky

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxPolombo

Dang a search team found your phone

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

Nope. The reminder was literally Duolingo being annoying and reminding me that I hadn't done my damn Spanish lesson laughs

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DOSTOYEVSKYY

omg the absolute luck...

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AumShalom

That's awesome! I'm always gently reminded of the good in humanity when its so easy to feel threatened by the external world. I've had something like this happen, not as cool as what happened to you but anyways I am glad you got it back ^_^

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jack30981

wow

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarenSavin

Oh wow!

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelikaku

Has anyone ever told you
that you resemble the
television character from
the old Star Trek TV show?

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

That was the point laughing His name is Jean Luc Picard he's got a new series coming out this year not so old now XD

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/An_Artists_Blade

I LOVE STAR TREK NEXT GEN! I have watched all da episodes. I didn't notice your profile till now

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HayaatRehm

Umm...wow.

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manlee-Fidel

Do u like saltandvinegar chips like me?

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ASaltyVinegar

Crazy about them XD

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGamer83

:D :) :-) good for u

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lin.268

Lol

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlonsoTheMighty

Duolingo really is amazing

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordEragon05

Wow, so cool

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatherineN33392

That’s so nice! People can be great.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlSprings

He was a real good guy!

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaliGarsia

It's clear we need Duolingo

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kurzgesagt

That bird will do anything to get you to practice your 5 minutes of Spanish

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianT303942

Nice... The one time reminders actually accomplish something

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianT303942

Donated 100 lingots

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheHutcheypoo

word up

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/No_One-

Gee! What luck!

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/happyhappyjoy.

bravo duo!!

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RickyRicardo117

Cool.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGamer83

you earned 51 lingots !

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGamer83

!!!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PALOMADEAL10

Hi Salty vinegar. Now you have got many lingots! I wish people would give me some lingots, but I don t know what to say to make people give me some lingots

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamiltonWarCat

Lol same. That's me too...even though I already have 311 of them...so i don't really need any (I've like never even used them anyway) but it's still nice to collect them. :)

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allan152846

You can earn more on your phone than on your computer. I spend more time on my computer than on the app on my phone, but I have about ten times as many lingots on my phone!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane568703

Why do you want lingots? You can't do anything with them. Any story that is entertaining, brief and language-related seems to get lingots.

September 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamiltonWarCat

That's cool! A good reason to leave on the notifications from Duolingo :)

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AJMajzun

Wow. Thanks duo.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nita449392

What a bonus! And the person who helped to return it: "muy sympatica, verdad?"!

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kylie995549

I am so glad that happened :)

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KrumCvetkov

Wow

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StitchyWoman

Awesome!

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lightningblizt

I can just imagine that e-mail. "Hey random person, I have your phone =)!"LOL.

September 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxPolombo

OMG

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UBoiii

The green owl might kidnap your family if you miss a day, but it saves your phone if you don't. Win-win situation

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt175013

The Duolingo owl isn't so bad after all.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cheesydog34

May the owl be with you

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sidloki

Ja

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Obsidjan

That's good to know. I have heard that this owl is an all-powerful god being of the digiverse. It seems the rumours were true...

September 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UniquePhenomenon

Amazing

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlecLaing

nice

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roger140018

Wow!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miaprakken

Wauw good to know, thank you for sharing this!!!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/varkentje123

Haha, that's nice!

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ananna136593

haha lucky u

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KianPN

Nice! :)

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petite01

impressive! :)

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellacarter9

NICE! That is VERY satisfying. Haha!

Very nice story. :D

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StudentAid16

Now this is epic

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanielTap135

Woah! That sounds SOOO cool! It is amazing! :)

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/No-One_01

Duolingo helped you but these reminders killed too many people already. The evil Duolingo bird kills everybody who skips the lesson. You shouldn't be happy about it helping you, because it will come back one day, it will come back and then you will remember my words!

Sorry guys it's getting late but I had to say that

August 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdisaJohns

Don't be fooled, that owls reminders are still evil

September 1, 2019
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