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.
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.
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.
"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."