Man Steals Woman's Wallet, Gets More Than He Bargained For

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Jessica Eaves was minding her own business, grabbing a few essentials at the grocery store when a man walked past her. Two aisles over, she realized her wallet was missing.

Eaves found a way to resolve the situation without getting the authorities involved.

Instead of calling the police or alerting the store's manager, Eaves confronted the man when she spotted him on a crowded aisle.

She said to him, "I think you have something of mine. I'm gonna give you a choice. You can either give me my wallet and I'll forgive you right now, and I'll even take you to the front and pay for your groceries." 

The man reached into his hoodie pocket and produced Eaves' wallet. He told her he was sorry and desperate. He had children at home and no money to buy food.

She spent $27 and bought the man milk, bread, bologna, crackers, soup, and cheese.

Eaves is no stranger to helping others. As a wife and mother of four and a United Way employee, she spends up to 12 hours a week volunteering through Christian Outreach in her community. 

"Some people are critical because I didn't turn him in," says Jessica, "but sometimes all you need is a second chance."

What about you? Would you pay for a stranger's groceries in this situation?