Oregon Governor Pardons Boy Who Stole Hazelnut & Pen From Capitol
An Oregon boy named Samuel recently returned from a field trip to the state Capitol in Salem with a hazelnut and pen. After his parents realized he’d stolen the items, they made him write a note of apology to Governor Kate Brown, concurrently returning the pen and including $1 to replace the hazelnut in the letter's envelope. “These things were not mine and it was wrong for me to take them. I’m very sorry,” he wrote. “I hope you and the people of Oregon can forgive me.” Brown tweeted out Samuel’s letter along with the hashtag #cutestmailerever, and wrote him a reply in which she pardoned his action. She also enclosed a new pen for Samuel to “remember this event,” reports the AP.