Woman Looking for Boy Who Left Sad Note, $5 at Her Door

The note apologized for stolen wind chime, gave heartbreaking explanation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2017 7:16 PM CST

A Washington state woman found her butterfly wind chime missing Friday—and a heartbreaking note at her door. "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," wrote a boy who signed his name only as "Jake." He included a $5 bill with the note. The woman, Chrissy Marie, tells Q13 Fox News she's not angry with Jake, but wants to find him to give him his money back—and another butterfly wind chime, so both children can have one.

She's putting the word out to local news outlets in Lakewood and has even started a Facebook group aimed at finding Jake, although she's a bit concerned the attention will embarrass him. But, she says, she lost her own mom at a young age, so she knows what the kids are going through. "I wanted to cry," she says. "I'm not condoning the stealing part, but he did try to do right." She adds to KING5, "I lost my mom when I was five and my dad just almost six years ago. It’s just hard at any age. People grieve in different ways." (Another heartfelt note made headlines, this time at a Starbucks.)

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