Former drug addict returns money he stole from someone 5 years ago

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Drug users will go to great extent to fund their addiction to illegal substance.

Some of them eventually got reformed and returned to society, while others remain buried neck-deep in their vice and unable to recover until they end up in self-destruction.

But the case of this former drug addict is something that could inspire others, and his story is worth sharing.

In a letter he composed, a copy of which had been shared on Reddit, he confessed to stealing money from a man at the height of his addiction. Five years later, and now a reformed guy, he took the courage to return the amount he stole.

He wrapped it in a note that read:

Dear (name withheld),

About 5 and a half years or so 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 car you had in it and whatever cash that was in it and threw the wallet in a trash can next to a store.

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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 bad 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.

It is understood the person who shared the note was the same guy from which the money was stolen. However, he did not leave any details about himself on Reddit.

But isn’t this heartwarming?  ^_^