This article for The New York Times was about a family’s unusual encounter with a bike thief. The kid in the story had his bike stolen, and he had a prime suspect in mind. When the victim’s father showed up at the suspect’s house to confront his family with the accusation, they denied it, and the family was forced to give up (a similar thing happened to me as a kid!).
Amazingly, more than a year later, the suspected thief shows up at their door with an older man an envelope full of money, and the kid apologizes for stealing the bike. It’s a pretty awkward moment for both adults and certainly for the kids themselves. I felt this was a moment where both kids lose some degree of their innocence, and deal with some tough stuff for the first time.
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