Son Of Alleged Mugger, Returns Stolen Money To Victim

Unlikely reunion: Christian Lunsford, 15, wanted to meet his father's mugging victim, Tona Herndon, to try and make amends after his father allegedly mugged her as she was leaving a cemetery last week
Unlikely reunion: Christian Lunsford, 15, wanted to meet his father’s mugging victim, Tona Herndon, to try and make amends after his father allegedly mugged her as she was leaving a cemetery last week

“Like father, like son” does not apply at all to this kindhearted teen.

After his dad allegedly mugged a woman visiting her husband’s gravesite in Moore, Okla., Christian Lunsford made sure to make amends.

Handover: Christian gave Tona $250 that his father had recently given him for a school trip. Tona gratefully accepted the gesture but then something else happened...
Handover: Christian gave Tona $250 that his father had recently given him for a school trip. Tona gratefully accepted the gesture but then something else happened…

The 15-year-old asked to meet with the victim, Tona Herndon, so he could give her the $250 he’d recently received from his dad, News 9 reported.

Shane Lunsford, 39, had been arrested on Friday, after allegedly trying to use one of Herndon’s credit cards. He remains in custody, according to Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office records.

Heartwarming: Tona was so taken aback by Christian's gesture of goodwill that she deiced to give him the $250 back so he could still enjoy his school trip
Heartwarming: Tona was so taken aback by Christian’s gesture of goodwill that she deiced to give him the $250 back so he could still enjoy his school trip

“When I found out this whole situation, I didn’t know if [the money] was hers or his or how,” Lunsford told the station. “I just knew I needed to give the money to her.”

But when the families met at a local church on Sunday, Herndon had her own surprise — she immediately returned the cash to Lunsford.

Turning the other cheek: Despite his father's mugging, Tona Herndon insisted that Christian was from a 'blessed family' and the two hugged again
Turning the other cheek: Despite his father’s mugging, Tona Herndon insisted that Christian was from a ‘blessed family’ and the two hugged again

“He gave and I received, and I gave and he received,” she told News 9. “So it worked out.”

Sources: Daily Mail & Huffington Post

6 comments

  1. … and that woman taught that young man a lesson in kindness AND forgiveness that he will never forget as long as he lives.

    (It seems to be my destiny to point out the ‘hidden’ benefits in many of the acts of kindness you post, lol)

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