Woman’s Wallet Stolen – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Jessica Eaves of Guthrie, Oklahoma
Jessica Eaves of Guthrie, Oklahoma

Jessica Eaves from Guthrie, Oklahoma recently had her wallet stolen by a man while she was grocery shopping. Most people in that situation would immediately get the authorities involved, but she found a way to resolve her problem herself.

“I saw this gentleman down the aisle from me,” Jessica tells us. “He walked behind me, and when I got a couple of aisles over, I realized my wallet was gone.”

“I spotted him in a crowded aisle and approached him,” she continues. “I’m a pretty out-there personality, but I was quiet and calm.”

“I said to him, ‘I think you have something of mine. I’m gonna give you a choice. You can either give me my wallet and I’ll forgive you right now, and I’ll even take you to the front and pay for your groceries.”

The alternative? Jessica reporting him to the police.

“He reached into his hoodie pocket and gave me my wallet,” she recalls, adding that the man was extremely grateful for her help and forgiveness.

“He started crying when we walked up to the front,” she says. “He said he was sorry about 20 times by the time we went from the pickle aisle to the front. He told me he was desperate.”

She spent $27 on his groceries, which included milk, bread, bologna, crackers, soup and cheese. “The last thing he said was, ‘I’ll never forget tonight. I’m broke, I have kids, I’m embarrassed and I’m sorry.'”

“Some people are critical because I didn’t turn him in, but sometimes all you need is a second chance,” she adds.

Source: Yahoo.com

 

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16 comments

  1. Reblogged this on Adventuress Chronicles and commented:
    I think the world can really benefit if we all make the effort to choose love and kindness over fear and judgement. Sometimes giving people the benefit of the doubt or a second chance is all that’s needed to turn a less than ideal situation around. This inspiring story made me pause and think of how I can be better when faced with difficult circumstances. Happy Friday!

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  2. This is an incredible story …it reminds me of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. I doubt that man will ever forget that night, and I hope he changes his life because of it. In cases like these, mercy really does triumph over judgment.

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