In just 10-minutes, 8-yr-old Wendy and her mother had their lives turned upside down.
After a quick trip across town, the pair came home to find their home had been robbed. The Chay’s understandably felt violated and unsafe in their own house.
Wendy wasn’t sure why someone would rob their home and steal from her and her mother. So she put pen to paper and wrote a note to the burglar. The note was taped to the front door.
This is what the note said:
“Please do not steal in our house. There are good kids and people in this house. We are people that do not steal. We are sad that you have been stealing in this house.
You are not the only one who has feelings. We all do. Right now I feel sad that you robbed our house. My dad is working so hard and you are not. You are just stealing stuff. Tell me why you are stealing and I will help you be a good person.
You think this is a joke but it is not. If you start being nice you will have friends that will be nice to you. If they are not nice just go with somebody that is nice.
I hope you will have a better life.
Bye – Wendy
I hope you will change and be good. God will forgive you.”
Wendy’s letter quickly gained attention online and in her community. Members of their community started a Go Fund Me account for the family, which as of today has raised $3,675 of their 3,500 goal.
Children have a wonderful innocence about them…and at times…are much smarter than most adults!