While New York bombared the 26 year old theif with hate, Maria was flooded with nothing but kindness and love. The owners of Regine’s personally handed Maria to make up for the money that was stolen in their store. Not only that, but he also gave her a pair of the shoes Maria had intended on buying from the store.
The Major of West New York, Felix Rogue, handed Maria a cheque for in donations. ‘You hear stories about people hurting people,” he said. “This is a story about people helping people, and it feels good.’
The kindness of the people of New York doesn’t end there. A stranger set a up fundraiser for Maria, they had hoped to get in donations, and they managed to triple it’s goal.
It just goes to show how far an act of kindness can go.