NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) – North Augusta Christmas inflatable slasher gives 3-year-old unlikely apology.
WJBF NewsChannel 6 first told you about a North Augusta family whose security camera caught two people vandalizing their yard decor.
The suspects destroyed two inflatables of popular Disney movies, but on Tuesday one of the vandals did something no one expected.
“I think that this was better than any gift that I could have given to him,” homeowner Stephenie Fountain told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
Over the weekend, the Fountain’s house was vandalized and their 3-year-old son Skye thought he may not ever see his inflatable friends again.
Skye’s mother, Stephenie Fountain says on Tuesday morning she was surprised when her husband brought in a bag and a letter addressed to her son.
“He said the kid wrote a note and inside the bag there was 2 inflatables,” Fountain said. “One was an Olaf and one was a penguin.”
In the letter to Skye, the person calls himself the mean kid who messed up Olaf. He says he couldn’t have a good Christmas knowing he ruined someone else’s and once he realized what he did, he told himself he would never do that again.
“Honestly I started crying. I just never thought that they would come through. So I was definitely happy, for Skye’s sake too. I mean it’s just… something so little can bring your child so much joy.” Fountain said.
However, Christmas came early for Skye this year because the vandal replaced the inflatables they destroyed.
In the letter, the person says that he couldn’t find a replacement Hank, but got Skye a penguin instead and hopes the toddler enjoys it just as much.
“It’s just crazy that it worked out this way. I don’t think a lot of stories end up with a happy ending. So I’m forever thankful for what he did this morning. It was a good thing,” said Fountain.
“Thank you for bringing them home,” Skye told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
The Fountain’s are happy to have their inflatable friends back and they’re glad that the person went above and beyond to fix their mistake.
Fountain say the Hank inflatable was replaced by one of her husband’s co-workers.