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Washington woman finds, forgives boy who left note about stolen wind chimes

The handwritten note came with a $5 bill.

The handwritten note came with a $5 bill.  (Q13 Fox)

His apology has been read – and all is forgiven.

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A Washington state woman who was searching for a boy who left a note on her door stuffed with a $5 bill has managed to track down the child and expects to meet him in person soon.

Christina Reitz, of Lakewood, told KING-TV the note she found on March 3 said the boy’s sister had stolen one of her wind chimes because the butterfly design on it reminded them of their mother who had recently died.

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“I’m sorry," the boy, named Jake, wrote in the note. "This is the only money I have. Please do not be mad.”

Reitz managed to track down Jake via Facebook and says she has been in contact with his family, who wished to currently remain anonymous.

"He did try to make things right, and I do forgive him, Reitz told KING-TV. "I'm not going to hold a grudge for a wind chime that was less than $5."

Reitz said last week that she lost her mother at 5 years old and knows how difficult it is to lose a parent, especially for a child, Q13 Fox reported.

"They are grieving, and everything is overwhelming for them," she said.