A woman in Lakewood, Washington, is searching for a little boy who she says left a heartbreaking apology note on her door — a brief “I’m sorry” letter that included $5 to pay for wind chimes that his sister reportedly stole.
Chrissy Marie discovered the note on Friday morning from a kid named “Jake,” though the exact age and identity of the individual who posted the letter is currently unknown.
The text reads, “I am sorry that we stole your windchimes our mom died and liked butterflies so my sister took it and put it by our window I am sorry this is only money I have please do not be mad at us.”
Marie, though, isn’t angry at all, telling KCPQ-TV that she wants to find the little boy so she can give him the money back. While she’s not condoning the stealing, she said she lost her mom at a young age and knows how hard it is.
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“He tried to do the right thing and pay for it and people can just be cruel,” Marie told the Huffington Post, noting that she’s had to spend some time deleting negative comments about the child from her Facebook page.
Either way, Marie is looking for the kids so she can return the cash; she even wrote a Facebook post saying she has three of the same wind chimes and that she’d like to give the boy and girl another so that they can each have one, KCPQ-TV reported.
In the end, Marie said she’s surprised by how much attention the story is getting, telling the Huffington Post that it’s gone much further than she initially expected it would.
“I just expected the local group I posted to and my friends and family to see the post,” Marie said. “I just wanted to give this little boy his money back. I did not expect all of this.”
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Marie wrote a separate Facebook post on Monday, responding to some of the questions and critiques she’s been getting about the story. In that message, she discussed losing her parents, noted that she’s a mother of five and also reiterated that, if she finds Jake, she will “give him his money without embarrassing or scaring him.”
“I find it troubling that people need to point out the worst in everything,” she wrote, “Yes, I do know they stole, they stole from me but he did try to make it right, most likely without hurting his sister (possible reason for giving me money instead of chime back).”
Marie continued, “I was taught and feel in my heart to forgive and yes that is what I will do.”
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