9 Y.O. Who Had Xmas Decorations Nicked Gets Apology Note & A Cheeky $100

Christmas will never mean as much to you as it does when you’re a kid – between the anticipation, the sense of wonder, getting six weeks off school and getting given a bunch of free shit by a magical old man who uses a weird psychic link with your parents to perfectly determine the exact gifts you want, it’s a rad time.
I fully believe it is the responsibility of each and every person to ensure that kids from families who celebrate Christmas are given a seamless, extremely magical experience before the cruel realities of adulthood set in and crush them into the hollowed-out husks that the rest of us are.
So when some guy decides he’s going to nick a 9-year-old girl’s Christmas lights, I get real ornery. What sort of bastard would ruin a perfectly Christmas display just to steal something that I’m pretty sure would sell on Gumtree for under $10?
Christmas got just a bit worse for Chiara Velardi last week when two reindeer mysteriously disappeared from her display, with CCTV showing a man bailing from a car to grab them before jumping back into the passenger seat as the car sped off – luckily, though, because the world isn’t a complete toilet, the man realised what he had done and made amends.
At the urging of friends who recognised him from the video, the criminal mastermind behind the deer theft wrote a heartfelt apology, strapped $100 to it and had it delivered by friends.

Apparently, the perp was suffering from a condition that will be all too familiar to many of us (he was drunk):
“To whoever’s Christmas I destroyed, I’m very sorry for taking your raindeer (sic). I was unaware of my actions due to being drunk.

“Don’t feel like you shouldn’t put up any more lights because they were wonderful. I hope this letter makes you feel better. I’m so sorry once again I promise to never do this again. Please feel safe and have a nice Christmas!”
The dad said he figured the note meant the end of the matter:
“They were pretty genuine, they seemed genuine. 

“I accepted the apology, I’m not going to take it any further. They apologised to my daughter too.”
The way I see it, this is one of two things: a genuinely repentant guy who had a few too many Crownies and cut loose in a very weird way, or this is a dad who really, really loves his daughter and just wanted to make sure she didn’t associate Christmas with people being shitcunts.
Either way, what a bloody Christmas miracle.
Source: News.com.au.