Drunk Guy Pens Letter After Destroying Kid's Reindeer Display

Imagine waking up one morning to find out that your light-up reindeer was stolen off of your lawn.

That's exactly what happened to one 9-year-old, unfortunately. Chiara Velardi from Sydney, Australia had to deal with a group of thieves who hopped out of a car and stole her Christmas cherished decorations.

The criminals did far worse than any Scrooge or any Grinch could ever do...


Despite the fact that the light-up reindeer only cost the family $75, the festive decoration holds more sentimental value than anything. After all, little Chiara had celebrated most of her Christmases with the reindeer, according to Mashable.

However, thieves don't typically give a fuck about anyone so they probably wouldn't think twice.

Eventually, the CCTV footage of the theft made it to the local news.

Now, you might not expect these particular thieves to care about the stunt they just pulled. I mean, these guys stole someone's Christmas decorations. It doesn't get any lower than that, folks...

Plot twist! The remorseful thief penned a heartfelt letter to the little girl and the family who owned the stolen reindeer.

Just in case you can't read the surprisingly legible handwriting of a thief, the letter reads,

To who ever's Christmas I destroyed. I'm very sorry for taking your reindeer. 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!

Blame it on the alcohol.


Attached to the letter was a $100 bill in case the family wanted to replace the reindeer. While that is an incredibly kind gesture, I'm confused as to why the thief didn't just return the reindeer... But who am I to judge?

As for little Chiara Velardi and her feelings on the shocking apology, the 9-year-old told reporters,

It makes me feel more safe, and my dad and me can put up some more decorations without being too scared about them being taken away.

Me too, Chiara, me too.

Who doesn't love a happy ending?!

Citations: Thief says sorry after stealing a little girl's Christmas lights while drunk (Mashable)