- A woman's life was turned upside down when her purse was stolen
- She wanted nothing more than to put the horrible experience behind her
- One day she received a letter which brought back all those memories and restored her faith in humanity
Having your purse or wallet stolen makes you feel vulnerable and can be traumatising. What makes the incident that much worse is the inconvenience of having to cancel credit and bank cards and reapplying for drivers licenses and IDs.
Those who have lost or had their wallet or purse stolen know exactly how frustrating the experience can be.
An American woman went through the same experience five years ago when she had her purse stolen out of her handbag. She went through all the stages, fear, rage and resignation before having to go through the motions of cancelling cards and reapplying for the necessary licences.
She wanted nothing more than to put the entire episode behind her and move on with her life. That is until an unexpected letter arrived in the mail.
Inside the envelope was a typed letter along with seven crisp $20 bills. When she read the letter she was shocked.
The letter read:
“About 5 1/2 years ago I did something very terrible to you, I stole your wallet out of your purse. I was a drug addict wanting to take money from whoever I could to get my next high. I didn’t even know you, I pickpocketed you and took it right out of your purse. I took the best buy card you had in it and whatever cash that was in it and threw the wallet in a trash can next to a store.
Not too long after that I landed in a treatment facility and got sober. I’ve been sober for 4 years now and just recently found your Best Buy card in a bag of old stuff. I looked up your name and found where you worked. So here I am.
I can’t imagine the frustration and despair I put you through not to mention all the time and effort looking for it and getting all new stuff. It is unforgivable what I have done but I would like to pay you a small amount of money for it.
I will also never hurt someone in that way ever again and will continue to live an honest life.
I wish you nothing but happiness, prosperity, and good health.”
The former addict is now in a much better place and it is touching that the person is so remorseful for their actions.
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