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Eileen Remedios Writes Polite Note To Thief In England, Gets Amazing Response (PHOTOS)

09/13/2013 01:47 pm ET

When Eileen Remedios realized her bike had been stolen, she didn't let her anger get the best of her.

"I was feeling quite cross," the 55-year-old nurse from England told the Daily Mail. "I thought, 'Why would someone want to take my old bike?' I thought maybe someone was drunk and had borrowed it."

Still, she decided to take the kindness route -- she wrote a polite note asking for her bike back, and stuck it to a lamppost near the spot of the theft, according to SWNS.

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Her plan worked. The thief returned her bike, the keys to its lock, and left an apology note. The person even provided a brand new lock.

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The story could have stopped there, but Remedios wasn't done. She returned to the lamppost and in an astonishing act of kindness, left a thank you note.

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"The note certainly worked and I wanted to share a good story with a nice ending," Remedios told the Daily Mail. "Who am I to question why, but I am delighted to have my old blue bike back with me... It really has restored my faith in humanity."

Ours too.

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