This is not some miracle of the Christmas season, though you might call it one. What this is actually is the purity of human heart on display.
It so happened that a thief stole the bicycle of a nine-year-old James Brewster, who resides with his mother and two younger siblings in Derrymacash – a village in County Armagh in Northern Ireland.
That bicycle was very dear to James. His emotional connect with the silver-colour bike extended not just to a boy’s passion with two-wheelers but also because it was a gift from his father. And what made the bike a part of James’ life was that his father was no more.
The thief stole his bicycle just days before his father’s first death anniversary – November 29.
Not able to bear the pain on the face of her little son, James’ mother, Una Magee Brewster, took to Facebook on November 28 to make an emotional appeal to the thief to return the bike.
She wrote clearly why the bike was so important for James.
And then this happened:
Yes, the thief returned the bike on December 1. Though it came a couple of days late, the joy on James’ face told everything. His mother said that her son is overjoyed and the whole family believes that Christmas has arrived much before.
That even thieves have a heart is what makes us wonder in amazement at the world where hatred in the name of religion has drawn humans away from humans.