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'Apprentice' Chef to Stranger: Found Your BlackBerry!

9/29/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's happened to everyone -- leaving valuables in a taxi cab, never to be seen again -- but thanks to "Celebrity Apprentice" chef Curtis Stone ... this story about lost necessities has a happy ending.

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TMZ has learned Stone came to the rescue of a forgetful taxi passenger named Mark this weekend -- after the guy left his cell phone in a New York City cab.

Mark tells TMZ Stone found his phone in the cab, got in touch with him, and set up a meeting at JFK airport -- but Stone never revealed his identity.

Mark says despite the fact he was 30 minutes late -- jeopardizing Stone catching his own flight -- the chef was still there waiting with "a smile on his face."

Mark -- a big "Apprentice" fan -- says it took him a second to recognize Stone ... and when he asked Stone if he was "the guy from TV" he just said, "Gotta catch my flight" and then took off.

Curtis ... You're hired.


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stinky mcgee    

You need a Postings Czar. Really.

1434 days ago
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Kar    

He is not only hot, he is a good guy too.

1434 days ago
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Blue Craze    

Luckily it wasn't that Hell's Kitchen guy; he would have beaned him with the Blackberry and called him a "stupid cow".

1434 days ago
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Sandie    

Curtis is a true Aussie gentleman :)

1434 days ago
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Kelly    


How refreshing to read about a genuine act of kindness toward another!

1434 days ago
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adele    

Aww how sweet! And I like his cookware as well

1434 days ago
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Robert    

I work in a club in Hollywood and this guy is not a nice guy. He by far is the rudest celebrity I have met to date.

1434 days ago
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Joao    

Silly crap aside... the Mark person who lost his Blackberry, appears to be pretty self-absorbed to subject a person to waiting on HIM for over 30 minutes. I don't care what his excuse is, if he had a flight, court appearance, or was on a time clock he would have been on time... the guy is an ass.

1434 days ago
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buxxy    

He comes across as a nice guy to me as well. I tried to find some kind of weirdness about him but haven't so far. I think he is a doll....I hope I'm right.

1434 days ago
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Mel    

that was super nice of him. but TMZ u should give NYC cab drivers more credit. i forgot my wallet in a cab once and the cabbie mailed it to me w/ all money still inside. same exact thing happened to my friend, the guy mailed her back her wallet and her cell phone which is a pretty heavy package since she has a droid.

1434 days ago
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moveover    

Curtis is, or at least seems to be, pure class. I wish there were more people like him on TV these days, instead of constantly seeing bad behavior rewarded by a bunch of overpaid, spoiled brats.

1434 days ago
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Jeepers    

OMG, I already thought he was hot...but now...whew. It's so refreshing to know there are people like that out there.

1433 days ago
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Vickie    

I met him once volunteering and he seemed pretty nice, but my friends were his assistants for the day and they said that he's rude and mean.

1433 days ago
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Barbalicious    

HOT!!!

1433 days ago
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o rly    

That picture isn't of a BlackBerry.

1432 days ago
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