Thief Sends Sorry Note!

Whilst perusing the interweb today I came across a heartwarming story. In 2001 a young drug addict noticed a shop he was passing had been broken into and taking advantage of the situation had gone in and stolen 400 cigarettes.

Come forward in time to 2008 and the owner of the shop, a Mr. Imran Ahmed, has received a letter of apology from the thief and £100 to pay for the cigarettes. In the letter the thief explains how in 2001 his life was a mess due to drug abuse but he has now turned it round and is trying to make amends for his wrongdoings in his past.

Mr. Ahmed intends donating the cash to a drugs charity, so hopefully other people with a drug dependency problem will benefit from the thief’s feelings of remorse.

To the thief I have this to say..


I’m glad you turned things round for yourself and I’m so glad you have the guts to admit you have done wrong in the past and you are trying to make things right..

4 Responses to Thief Sends Sorry Note!

  1. Dean "D-Day" says:

    Inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Raven says:

    Thats what I thought. It’s good to see someone turn their life around and wonderful to see that the years of drug abuse didn’t erase his conscience..

  3. meili_lo says:

    very nice story… somebody close to me is still under the influence of drugs. how i wish the same thing happens to him someday..that his life won’t be destroyed =(

    anyway, I saw your comment in One Minute Writer and I thought you might be interested in sharing your answers to some of my survey questions in my blog. would appreciate it if u visit and share your view:


  4. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry but wrong is wrong and the guy should have been held responsible for his actions.

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