We all feel bad and angry when someone steals our belongings, whether it’s a valuable or sentimental item! But one thief has managed to turn things around and win sympathy for his crime.
A thief has become an unlikely social media star after stealing a laptop and writing an apology note to the student he stole it from. A Twitter user who goes by the name Stevie Valentine shared a pic of the email that his flatmate received from the thief who stole his laptop – and the bizarrely endearing email has gone viral online.
In the email, not only did the thief apologise profusely for stealing the laptop, he even offered to forward any assignments or university work that the student might have on the laptop.
So my flat mates laptop got stolen today, please pree what the thief sent him 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/pDhhpmncPz
— Stevie Valentine (@StevieBlessed) November 28, 2018
“I am very very sorry for taking your laptop I am extremely poor and needed the money,” read the unsigned email. “I left your phone and wallet so I hope that slightly makes up for something.”
The thief then offered to forward any files such as university work that the poor ex-owner of the laptop might need.
Since being shared online, the thief’s bizarre email with its generous offer has managed to gain the sympathy of some, and the amusement of others. The tweet, posted yesterday, has already collected over more than 60,000 retweets and over 1.8 lakh ‘likes’.
Here are some of the best reactions to the email!
A sympathiser even suggested that the laptop owner should reply and track the thief down and given them some money.
And another consoled the victim of the crime, saying: At least he was kind enough to explain his situation.
‘The owner’s files are not lost and he knows his laptop is with a nice person.’
However, others took a more realistic approach, including one who said: ‘I’ll hold up a petrol station and just kindly explain to them that I need the money.’
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