If your home was broken into and robbed only weeks before Christmas, it’s safe to say you’d be pretty pissed off right?
After all, you basically got Grinch’d. And now the holidays might not be quite as enjoyable as they would be had your home not been ransacked. Strangely though, that’s not how one Edmonton family is reacting after that exact scenario played out.
Melissa and Leighton Sealey’s home was broken into earlier this month, just days after they moved into the neighbourhood. But rather than getting angry or sad about the items that were stolen, they’re actually offering the crooks a reward.
“I don’t think these are bad people, these are desperate people,” Leighton said.
You’re probably wondering: What could make a robbery victim say something like that? Well, a number of things. The thieves looted some notable items from the home, including a guitar and other valuables. But the items they chose to snag start to get a little weirder once you hit the kitchen.
“They took frozen chicken, french fries, ketchup, snap peas, bread and sausage,” Leighton said.
Clearly searching for food, the couple came to believe the thieves were desperate and were probably just trying to feed their families for the holidays. Melissa and Leighton note that it also appears the robbers took off their shoes during the heist, showing at least some semblance of respect for their property.
As a result, Melissa and Leighton, who are basically real-life Whos from Whoville, aren’t calling the police, nor are they seeking the return of their valuable objects. All the want back is an SD card that was stolen, which is loaded with baby pictures of their child. If the card is brought back, the family is promising to supply all the groceries the robbers need. No police will be involved.
With any luck, their generosity will cause the thieves’ heart to grow three sizes. Maybe then, they’ll bring Christmas back.