Thieves who seized a motorcycle last week were overwhelmed with guilt; so much that it drove them to the point whereby they decided to bring the machine back to its owner the next day. Really?
On July 29, Mel Flesher from British Columbia, Canada, posted a plea on Facebook for anyone to help find her boyfriend’s kids’ motorbike.
As the Facebook post circulated on social media, the teens who stole the bike happened to read the post and were remorseful; deciding thereon to give the motor back to its rightful owners. They even bothered to provide a new lock, refuel the tank and adjust the oil of the motorcycle.
Here is what they wrote in the note:
“Dear Rightful Owners
Well we should start by saying sorry for stealing your son’s bike. Although not an excuse, me and my friend figured it would belong to some teenager who had outgrown it. When we read your Facebook post we immediately knew we had to take it back to him. We’ve bought him a new, more secure lock as the previous one was already broken. The keys are in with the bike key. For the future, take the keys inside with you. I know we aren’t really in a place to give advice but the heartbreak your son must have felt upon discovering his bike missing should never be relived. We have filled the tank and topped up the oil for him. Again we really are sorry for putting him through all this. We wish you two the best in his journeys riding and we hope you both can find it in your hearts to forgive us. Ride on little man, you deserve it!
– Regretful teenagers who learned their lesson via restorative justice
Flesher posted again on Facebook the good news and wrote that she accepted the teenagers’ apology.