Thieves in Mission, British Columbia, stole a child’s dirt bike only to return it soon after.
Mel Flesher discovered that the motorbike of her boyrfriend’s child had gone missing from their apartment complex. She immediately took to Facebook to express the sorrow and also asked people to look out for it.
“Some loser stole my boyfriends kids 72 Yamaha 80 cc bike from our complex on 3rd and Ryan... we think it went missing early this morning. Broke the lock we had on it. We recently got this bike and fixed it up so they could learn how to ride. It's old but runs perfectly for the kids. Please keep your eyes out for it. Thanks,” read the post.
As the post went viral on social media, the teens who stole the bike happened to read the post. After coming across the post, the thieves decided to do something about it.
They went ahead and returned the bike. Not only that, they attached an apology letter to it along with a new lock and keys and a full tank of gas. A happy Flesher shared the news of getting the bike back and once again took to Facebook.
The teens’ apology letter read, “Well we should start by saying sorry for stealing your son’s bike. Although not an excuse, me and my friend figured it would belong to some teenager who had outgrown it. When we read your Facebook post we immediately knew we had to take it back to him.”
“We’ve bought him a new, more secure lock as the previous one was already broken. The keys are in with the bike key. For the future, take the key inside with you. I know we aren’t really in a place to give advice, but the heartbreak your son must have felt upon discovering his bike missing should never be relived. We have filled the tank and topped up the oil for him. Again, we really are sorry for putting him through this. We wish you two the best in his journeys riding, and we hope you both can find it in your hearts to forgive us. Ride on, little man. You deserve it — Regretful teenagers who learned their lesson via restorative justice,” the note continued.
Wow, even thieves have more conscience than BC's former government. An apology and and acknowledgement of wrongdoing https://t.co/koxkUeE9nB— HaikuPat (@HaikuVikingGal) August 7, 2017
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