The dutiful policeman poses with the grateful Filipino workers. Photo: Facebook / Hunei Precinct, Kaohsiung City Police Department

A kind-hearted citizen found a lost iPhone and reported his discovery to a police station in Kaohsiung City, where the officer on duty made use of the phone’s voice assistant software and managed to reach its 24-year-old Filipino owner.

On March 28, a citizen visited the Hunei Precinct of the Kaohsiung City Police Department and handed in an iPhone he had found on the ground, The Commons Daily reported.

In order to track down the phone’s owner, the officer used Siri, the gadget’s voice assistant, and managed to reach one of his friends.

The only problem was the person at the other end was speaking Filipino, and could not understand the policeman, who was speaking Mandarin.

The officer then switched to English, and the owner was given the message that his lost phone was now at Hunei Precinct.

The Filipino migrant worker was grateful that he was able to get his phone back, and he thanked the officer for his persistence in finding the rightful owner.

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