Woman Finds Boy Who Left $5, Sad Note

She wants to give grieving boy his money back
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2017 2:22 AM CDT
Woman Finds Boy Who Left $5, Sad Note
Reitz found this note at her door.   (KING5)

A Washington state woman has tracked down the boy who left $5 and a heartbreaking note at her door after taking one of her butterfly wind chimes—and she wants to give him his money back. "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," the note said. Christina Reitz says she found the boy, who gave his name as Jake, after his aunt posted on a Facebook group she started, USA Today reports.

The Lakewood resident says that while she doesn't condone stealing, she lost her own mother at a young age and understands what the children are going through, KING5 reports. She says she has been in contact with the family and for now, they want to stay anonymous. "They are grieving and everything is overwhelming for them right now," says Reitz, who will be meeting the children in person soon. She says she wants to give the children another wind chime, so they each have one to remind them of their mother. (Read more Washington state stories.)

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